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Jeff Stelling To Return To The Riverside For Men United March

Posted: Mon 05 Jun 2017

MFC Foundation Patron Jeff Stelling will be returning to his native North East in June as part of an epic charity walk to tackle prostate cancer.

Sky Sports presenter Jeff, who started his broadcasting career as a Boro reporter on BBC Tees, will visit the Riverside Stadium on Thursday June 15 during one of 15 walking marathons in 15 days.

The Men United March sees Jeff travel from Devon at Exeter City, all the way up to the most northerly club in the top four English divisions, Newcastle United. Along the way, the Soccer Saturday host will be joined by a host of famous friends and colleagues, as well as people whose lives have been affected by prostate cancer.

Jeff is raising funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of the Football League.

Ahead of the event, Stelling said: “After the agony and ecstasy of the walk last year, particularly the agony, so many people have been in touch with stories of their battle against prostate cancer and so many people wanted to say thank you to me, to Russ Green, and to Prostate Cancer UK for their support.

“It makes me feel very humble but it also makes me feel very gratified that I’m in position where I can do something. Prostate Cancer kills one man ever hour in the UK, and I just decided I couldn’t sit on my backside and do nothing about it. I can put one foot in front of the next and hopefully raise awareness and raise funds to help men beat this diabolical disease.” 

Jeff’s March is part of Prostate Cancer UK’s wider walking programme, March for Men, which includes a trio of Local Walks across Father’s Day weekend, in London on June 17 and Leeds and Glasgow 24 hours later. The charity will also be encouraging supporters to hold their own marches to try and raise £1 million through walking in 2017.

If you want to support Jeff’s walk to the Riverside, or to find out more about his challenge, visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/jeffsmarch