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CLUB NEWS | Re-cap Jeff Stelling's visit to Rodney Parade for his Prostate Cancer UK Awareness March

10 September 2019

On Saturday, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling completed the Welsh leg of his epic March For Men challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK from Rodney Parade to the Cardiff City Stadium.

Last week Jeff walked a marathon a day through Glasgow, Belfast, South Wales and London visiting 16 football grounds along the way.

NCAFC Legends Colin Addison and John Relish were present and took part in the walk, as well as NCAFC Club Chairman Gavin Foxall and Equality and Diversity Director Colin Faulkner.

Over 120 people joined Jeff at Rodney Parade at the crack of dawn on Saturday, ahead of County's 1-0 win over Port Vale, before embarking on a 26.2 mile marathon walk to the Cardiff City Stadium. 

The long-serving broadcaster has already completed 25 walking marathons for the leading men’s health charity, and to date has raised over £1 million for Prostate Cancer UK.

Jeff’s March for Men is part of Prostate Cancer UK’s wider walking programme, Football March for Men – an annual fundraising event which consists of four separate marathon walks past 15 football stadiums in London culminating at Wembley Stadium.

This year, for the first time, walks also took place in Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Belfast, Birmingham and South Wales.

The disease kills a man every 45 minutes, making it the most common cancer in men. Recently, the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making it the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.

After completing his final marathon at Tottenham Hotspur's new Stadium, Stelling said: “It’s been an incredible journey, one I wouldn’t have managed without the fantastic support of the public, football clubs, football fans from across the four nations and everyone at Prostate Cancer UK. My legs aren’t thanking me now but knowing that the extraordinary amount of money we’ve raised will fund life-saving research so that in years to come, prostate cancer will be a disease that men and their families need not fear, certainly eases the pain.”

For more information about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football go to www.prostatecanceruk.org/football


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