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Jeff Stelling to visit Irish League stadiums as part of charity walk

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling, who is an advocate for Prostate Cancer UK's March for Men
Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling, who is an advocate for Prostate Cancer UK's March for Men

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling will journey around four Belfast football stadiums later this year as part of a walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

The TV personality, famous for hosting Soccer Saturday, will fly over to Belfast as part of his March for Men challenge on September 6 and will visit four Irish League venues as part of it.

The walk will begin at Crusaders' Seaview and will stop off at Cliftonville's stadium Solitude and Glentoran's The Oval before finishing at Linfield's Windsor Park, which is also the national stadium.

In all, Stelling will walk the length of a marathon in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, with other walks planned in London, Cardiff and Glasgow.

The 64-year-old has already completed 25 walking marathons, raising over £800,000 for cancer research, and the hope is that he will pass the £1m mark by the end of the year.

Irish League fans are encouraged to join Stelling on his walk and to raise some extra money for the cause while doing so by fundraising.

Details can be found HERE, with an entry fee of £30 to take part. Fans are encouraged to try and raise £300 which will go towards cancer research.

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"It’s three years since I started this life-saving journey at the gates of my club, Hartlepool United, but there is still so much work to do," said Jeff, who regularly wears the Prostate Cancer UK Man of Men pin badge on Soccer Saturday.

"Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with one man dying every 45 minutes from this disease. That’s unacceptable, and that’s why I’m walking again.

"It’s an indiscriminate disease, affecting men and their loved ones across the UK. I’ve walked alongside many of them and am proud to call some friends.

"Their reaction and positive outlook despite being dealt the toughest of hands is simply unbelievable. I’m marching for them – and everyone affected – in a bid to fund the research to change the game.

"That’s why I’m taking our walk across into Northern Ireland and would love the public to join me en route."

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