Next month, Wednesday June 7th, our Marketing Manager, Rob Jeffries, is to head out on the road to walk alongside Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling as part of Jeff’s monster 15-day, 400 mile challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
Rob will be joining Jeff on Day 6 of the March For Men, walking 25.8 miles from Chester FC’s Deva Stadium to Everton’s Goodison Park, via Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park and Liverpool’s Anfield alongside Jeff and an army of marchers, which on Day 6 includes ex-Liverpool players Mark Lawrenson, Phil Thompson, Neil Mellor, and award-winning radio broadcaster Colin Murray, who together will take on this epic challenge to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Rob’s aim is to raise in total £500 for Prostate Cancer UK – towards the £500,000 overall total the charity is hoping to reach – and you can donate right here:
>>> JustGiving.com/robjeffries <<<
At the time of writing this with just three weeks to go he’s already past his minimum pledge mark of £300, has a signed Liverpool Football Club shirt waiting to raffle as well as a local Bank Holiday event at the end of May to help boost the pot! However, we at BuyCleverStuff think he can go well over and above the £500 target he’s set!
Rob was inspired to join #JeffsMarch for Prostate Cancer UK after seeing Jeff’s efforts last year, and after having completed last year’s Chester Half Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society, saw this as a great challenge to undertake in 2017, and to support another worthwhile cause in Prostate Cancer UK.
Rob said: “Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it, so I joined the fight by signing up to Jeff’s Men United March.
“I decided to sign up because prostate cancer can be a very difficult conversation to have for men, regardless of if it is with family, or with close friends. Highlighting prostate cancer by supporting and walking with Jeff, hopefully we can break these barriers down, get guys talking about it, getting it checked out early, and most importantly beating it!.”
Starting in Devon on Friday 2 June, Jeff’s March for Men will see Sky stalwart Jeff Stelling walk 400 miles from the South West to the North East with the symmetrical stroll starting at St James Park, home of the Grecians, and ending at the Magpies’ St James’ Park a fortnight later.
Stelling said: “After the agony and ecstasy of the walk last year, particularly the agony, so many people have been in touch with stories of their battle against prostate cancer, so many people who wanted to say thank you to me, to Russ Green, and to Prostate Cancer UK for their support.
“It makes me feel very humble but it also makes me feel very gratified that I’m in position where I can do something. Prostate Cancer kills one man every hour in the UK, and I just decided I couldn’t sit on my backside and do nothing about it. I can put one foot in front of the next and hopefully raise awareness and raise funds to help men beat this diabolical disease.
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re delighted that Rob has decided to join the fight against prostate cancer and march to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
“Ignoring prostate cancer will not beat it, and the money raised by our fantastic marchers will fund groundbreaking research to help fight the disease.
“We are proud to be Official Charity Partner of the EFL, and our amazing cast of walkers, including those from the football family, have consistently shown a brilliant demonstration of what we call Men United: people joining one team to fight a common opposition – prostate cancer.
“One man every hour dies from prostate cancer; it’s the most common cancer in men. But we want to make prostate cancer a disease that the next generation of men do not fear. We thank Rob and all the walkers for joining the fight.”
All of us here at BuyCleverStuff wish him good luck and we’re sure he’ll be back in one piece with us after the event!
Don’t forget – if you want to sponsor Rob, please visit www.justgiving.com/robjeffries.