'Unbelievable Jeff!': Hartlepool TV presenter's 'March for Men' to fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK

Hartlepool TV presenter, Jeff Stelling, is walking from Newcastle to Sunderland as part of his quest to fundraise for a prostate cancer charity.

Inspired by the loss of a close friend to the disease, the 66 year old is walking four marathons in four days on his March for Men challenge.

One in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.

To raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK the Sky Sports journalist began his challenge on Monday 30 August, walking from Newcastle to Sunderland, via Durham. 

The legendary host was joined by 86 walkers, including his friend and Sky Sports colleague Chris Kamara, as he trekked from Newcastle United to rivals Sunderland, via Durham CCC’s Riverside Ground. 

Stelling has raised almost £1.2 million for the leading men’s health charity over the past five years and this year is marching in memory of two supporters who died from prostate cancer last year – Lloyd Pinder and football legend Ray Clemence.

The money will help fund life-saving research from talented scientists like Dr Emma Scott and Dr Kelly Coffey, both from Newcastle University, who have recently been awarded grants worth over £650,000 from Prostate Cancer UK to transform diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Jeff's fundraising challenge even managed to unite local rivals as SAFC and NUFC fans joined forces to support the cause.