Jeff steps out for an­other epic can­cer char­ity ex­pe­di­tion

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

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 - march­for­ – 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.”

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