LETTER: Men United for Prostate Cancer

For more than 20 years it's been an honour and a privilege to host Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports.'¨For me, it's the best job in the world. I've shaped moods, prompting celebrations and triggering despair in equal measure.'¨If its stats you are after I'm your man. You could say I can talk the talk, but when Prostate Cancer UK asked if I could walk the walk too, things suddenly got serious.'¨Prostate Cancer UK warned that the number of men in the UK dying from the disease will soar unless urgent action is taken.'¨If the rising death trend continues, by 2026 prostate cancer will kill over 14,500 men every year. However, they estimate that deaths could be cut in half if the key areas of improving diagnosis and treatment can be resolved in the next ten years. '¨Within that decade Prostate Cancer UK believes they will find the answers to make this disease something men and their loved ones no longer fear. I've met the scientists who pledge to do this and I can see how dedicated they are. But to do this we need to raise vital funds.'¨That's why I signed up for my Men United March. On Monday, March 21. I set off on an epic walk from my beloved Hartlepool United to Wembley, a place pools have never been. '¨The aim was to visit 31 other football clubs and walk 262 miles - ten marathons in ten days to be precis. '¨Please support me and all the men affected by prostate cancer by visiting menunitedmarch.org and pledging your support or text '˜Jeff' to 70004 to donate £3.

Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 6:30 pm