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Jeff Stelling takes on his newest Soccer March for Prostate Most cancers UK marathon in honour of Invoice Turnbull

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Broadcasting legend Jeff Stelling took on his newest marathon Soccer March for Prostate Most cancers UK, from Wembley to Wycombe Wanderers, in honour of the late Invoice Turnbull on the weekend.

The previous Sky Sports activities soccer anchor, who sported Prostate Most cancers UK’s iconic ‘Man of Males’ badge on Soccer Saturday each week, has helped elevate round £1.5m for the main males’s well being charity, and immeasurable consciousness a few illness that kills one man each 45 minutes, on a collection of epic marathon marches since 2016. 

On September seventeenth 2023 Stelling spearheaded a particular one-day fundraising march, his thirty fourth for the charity, from Wembley to Wycombe in tribute to fellow broadcaster Turnbull, who sadly died of prostate most cancers in August final 12 months.

Stelling set off alongside greater than 360 walkers from the house of soccer en path to Buckinghamshire and the picturesque Adams Park, house of the League One Chairboys.

He was additionally joined by ex-Scotland, Celtic and Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas and former participant, supervisor and broadcaster Chris Kamara – each of whom Jeff labored with for a few years on Soccer Saturday. Former Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday striker Mark Brilliant additionally walked whereas former Wycombe and present Queens Park Rangers supervisor Gareth Ainsworth joined the march later within the day. Will Turnbull, son of Invoice, additionally walked the entire day.

The occasion was sponsored by GenesisCare, a specialist most cancers care supplier with 14 remedy centres all through the UK. Working with Prostate Most cancers UK they may each promote the significance of early analysis of prostate most cancers, giving extra choices for superior remedies comparable to radiotherapy, and higher life outcomes.  

Following stints in regional radio, each Stelling and Turnbull reduce their reporting tooth at LBC earlier than going onto turn into family names within the broadcasting subject, Invoice, the doyen of breakfast tv Monday to Friday and Jeff because the face of Soccer Saturday for greater than twenty years.

Talking in regards to the occasion, Stelling mentioned: “Invoice was a legendary broadcaster and most significantly an excellent human being. However his life was cruelly reduce quick by prostate most cancers.

“Though our paths crossed fleetingly, we shared so many comparable values and we trod comparable paths in our careers. We additionally embraced true underdog spirit within the groups we passionately adopted, me with Hartlepool United and Invoice with Wycombe Wanderers.

“Invoice’s help for not simply Prostate Most cancers UK however for everybody affected by this terrible illness, was unbelievable. These individuals he touched together with his story, and people lives he saved by going public, that’s the legacy he leaves.

“Sadly for Invoice he was recognized too late. His subsequent mission was to tell males and their households about this illness and guarantee others don’t undergo what him and his household did. Strolling to Wycombe in honour of him is the proper option to proceed his legacy, and for these different males misplaced to this illness.”

Wycombe Wanderers is the 106th UK soccer membership visited by Jeff since departing his beloved Hartlepool United on his first march in 2016. The trek took him previous 890 miles within the course of. 

Donate to Jeff Stelling’s Soccer March 2023 in assist of Prostate Most cancers UK right here.

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