After teaming up with the leading men’s health organisation, Prostate Cancer UK, the long-standing Soccer Saturday host, Jeff Stelling, completed 10 walking marathons in 10 days from 21-30 March 2016, strolling from Hartlepool United to Wembley and raising more than £365,000.
Stelling and his supporting cast of more than 400 from the epic Men United March walk down memory lane when the first showing of ‘Stelling’s March to the Arch’ shows on Wednesday 11 May at 22.30 on Sky Sports 1.
Stelling was joined every step of the way by close friend and Hartlepool Chief Executive Russ Green, and faced many mental and physical challenges. From getting lost in Leeds on day two, to battling the elements and being intercepted by the Hartlepool team bus on Easter Sunday, not to mention some painful daily stints in the physio room, there was plenty of blood, sweat and tears.
Clocking in at 262 miles, Jeff’s Men United March – menunitedmarch.org – saw the 61-year-old check in at 32 football clubs, including newly-crowned Premier League champions Leicester City. Along the way he was joined by famous friends and colleagues and people affected by prostate cancer.
Londoners Errol McKellar and Kevin Webber – two men affected by the disease – also tell their own stories during a show that catches up with a raft of personalities who joined Jeff along the way, such as Ray Wilkins, Chris Kamara, Charlie Nicholas, Tony Cottee, Matt Le Tissier, Alastair Campbell and Sir Ian Botham.
10,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that’s one man every hour
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with over 330,000 living with the disease
Without urgent action, prostate cancer is set to become the most common of all cancers by 2030 which is why we must all act now
Prostate cancer treatment often causes devastating, long term side-effects, while incontinence and erectile dysfunction strike at the heart of what it means to be a man