Jeff steps out for another epic cancer charity expedition
TELEVISION presenter Jeff Stelling will once again pass through Teesside as he prepares to lace up his walking boots in another unbelievable walking challenge.
The long-standing Soccer Saturday host will be aiming to raise £500,000 on his March for Men for Prostate Cancer UK by walking 15 marathons in 15 days at the start of June, from Exeter City FC to Newcastle United FC.
Jeff will be passing through Middlesbrough on June 15 where he will hope to finish his challenge in Newcastle the next day.
Last year Jeff and close friend – and former Hartlepool chief executive - Russ Green walked 10 marathons in 10 days from Victoria Park, home of the League Two club, to Wembley.
Along the way he was joined by famous friends and colleagues and people affected by prostate cancer and he raised more than £420,000.
His walk down the country was the subject of an emotional Sky documentary, Stelling’s March to the Arch, and, inspired by 10 unforgettable days, the 61-year-old revealed an even bigger challenge to the audience of Soccer Saturday at the weekend.
Starting in Devon on Friday, June 2, Jeff’s March for Men - marchformen.org – will see the Sky stalwart walk 400 miles from the South-west to the North-east with the symmetrical stroll starting at St James Park, home of the Grecians, and ending at the Magpies’ St James’ Park a fortnight later.
Jeff 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, so many people who 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 a position where I can do something.”