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The Men United March

Friday 25th March 2016
Much loved presenter, and King of Saturday football coverage, Jeff Stelling is currently walking 10 marathons in 10 days for ‘Men United March' in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

Day 4 of his journey brought him to South Yorkshire and Derbyshire where he visited Rotherham United, both Sheffield Wednesday and United, Sheffield FC and Chesterfield, not bad for one days walking for the 61-year-old. Nearly 262 miles will be covered, including just past the end of my road.

Jeff and his team will take in another 21 football clubs en-route to Wembley Stadium on 30th March. As he arrived at Hillsborough the fundraising total reached £200,000 and that is sure to keep rising as he rambles through the rest of the country. People of all walking experience are encouraged to get their gear on and join the team on any stage of their journey from now until Day 10.

Prostate Cancer UK, who also established the initiative of ‘Movember', are the driving force behind finding a cure for a disease that 1 in 8 men will get at some point in their lives. Shockingly, one man every hour dies from prostate cancer and events such as Movember and Jeff's March can only help to improve awareness of this throughout the male community. Prostate Cancer UK believes that with continued support, they can find the answers to cure this disease within 10 years.

Football fans throughout the UK have a massive part to play in supporting this determined charity, with games often designated for members of their team to collect donations and offer advice to match goers.
Aside from this incredible effort for a great cause, Jeff was happy to take a moment to talk and have a photo with devout Soccer Saturday fans like me. I asked him how his legs were doing four days into the challenge and in friendly fashion he replied “not bad actually now, but if you had asked me this morning it would have been very different”. From being stood outside our local pub, Jeff resisted the opportunity for a quick pint and pushed on in his quest. As quickly as he had arrived, he was off on the next leg of an ‘unbelievable' journey.

What a pleasure to meet him and all the best on the rest of your little stroll, Mr Stelling!

You can follow Jeff's progress as he walks from Derby to Nottingham for Day 5 and beyond!

You can help Jeff and his fellow marchers smash their target of £300k by texting JEFF to 70004 to donate £3 now. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. or head over to his Jeff's Just Giving page.

Web - http://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/jeff-stellings-men-united-march

Twitter - @ProstateUK

All information and statistics sourced from www.prostatecanceruk.org

All facts correct at the time of writing (24.03.2016)
James Dean
A lover of football. Season ticket holder at Sheffield Wednesday and known as the "Andrea Pirlo of the North".

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