Toffees are being encouraged to support TV presenter Jeff Stelling on Wednesday 7 June, as the intrepid Soccer Saturday host arrives at Goodison as part of his fundraising campaign for Prostate Cancer UK.
Teaming up with the leading men’s health organisation, the TV host is aiming to raise £500,000 during his ‘March for Men’ by completing 15 walking marathons in 15 days at the start of June, from Exeter City FC to Newcastle United FC.
Day six of Jeff’s march will see him cross the finish line at our very own Goodison Park. The walkers will kick-off at Chester FC before making two stops, the first at Tranmere Rovers and the second at Anfield, before arriving at the home of the People’s Club – and we’re calling on all Blues to get behind him!
251 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in Liverpool. The money raised will have a huge impact on the lives of those affected by the disease and will help bring us one step closer to stopping prostate cancer being a killer.
Evertonians can get involved by either coming down to Goodison Park to celebrate his arrival, which is expected between 5-6pm, or by walking alongside him during any of the 15 days. To take part and fundraise, click here.
Commenting on the upcoming challenge, Jeff said: “After the agony and ecstasy of the walk last year, particularly the agony, so many people have been in touch with me, people with stories of their battle against prostate cancer…It’s just inspirational and it’s inspired me to do something once again.
“There were too many stories to tell in truth. Every single one was inspirational. I’d be walking alongside people and saying ‘why are you here?’ and the person I’m talking to might say, ‘I’ve been given six months to live’. They were spending their precious moments walking to support the battle against prostate cancer, so that other people in the future didn’t suffer in the way they were feeling right then. It was just inspiring individuals from start to finish.
“This year we’ve got an even bigger target and we’re visiting more football grounds. I’m looking forward to a Scouse welcome and visiting Goodison Park. It’s a magical and historic stadium and the sight of it on Wednesday 7 June will be very welcome, especially as it is our last stop of the day!”
Club Ambassador, Graeme Sharp said: “We’re thrilled to hear that Jeff has taken on an even bigger challenge this year and will be completing his sixth marathon at Goodison Park.
“We all know at Everton how much of an impact football can have off the pitch and we really hope that Blues can show the People’s Club spirit by getting behind the campaign. Whether that’s by lacing up your boots or getting down to Goodison Park on the 7 June – let’s make sure Jeff knows Evertonians are behind him and the fight against prostate cancer.”
Keep your eye out in the coming weeks for more details of how you can join Everton in celebrating Jeff’s arrival at Goodison. Don’t forget that you can join Jeff on his March for Men atwww.macrchformen.org/jeffsmarch
Fans can also watch a Facebook Live interview with Jeff Stelling today at 12:30pm. To watch the TV star talk about his march, click here:https://www.facebook.com/prostatecanceruk/