Sky Sports host Jeff Stelling will pass through Wellington on Tuesday 2 June on the first day of his marathon 15-day charity walk, March for Men, to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
He will be attempting the equivalent of 15 marathons in his journey which will take him to various football clubs on the road from Exeter to Newcastle. The first club will be Wellington AFC.
This is the second time Jeff Stelling has laced up his walking boots for charity. Last year he and his friend Russ Green completed a 10-day challenge which raised more than £420,000.
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, 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 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.
“We also wanted a fresh route and because they shared the same ground name, we thought we would see how far it was between Exeter and Newcastle, and it’s worked out well.
“Crucially, it gives us that opportunity to go to parts of the country that we’ve not been to before to get our message over to people who maybe didn’t hear that message as loudly last time round. So that will be in the West Country, starting down in Exeter we’ll be heading north relentlessly and ending in St James’ Park, one of the great football grounds, where I know we will get a fantastic welcome from all Geordies.”
Anyone who wants to walk alongside him during any leg of his journey can contribute £25 to Stelling’s March for Men and pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship.
To find out more about Mr Stelling’s challenge visit prostatecanceruk.org/jeffsmarch.