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Jeff Completes March to the Proact

24 March 2016

Sky Sports Presenter Jeff Stelling has completed the fourth leg of his ten marathon challenge, arriving at the Proact Stadium this evening.

Raising money for Porstate Cancer UK, the TV presenter today walked from Rotherham United's New York Stadium, via Hillsborough and Bramall Lane, all the way to the Proact Stadium.

The 26-mile stretch is part of Jeff's ten marathon walks in ten days, leading the presenter all the way from his beloved Hartlepool United to the arch of Wembley Stadium in London.

Joining Jeff on today's leg of his mammoth trek were representatives from the Spireites, including chief executive Chris Turner, former striker Bob Newton, head of media and communications Nick Johnson and head of commercial and marketing Kevin Fitzgerald.

Chesterfield player Ritchie Humprheys also caught up with Jeff as the team made their way through Sheffield this morning and found out how #JeffsMarch was going.

"It's going okay," Jeff told Spireites PlayerHD. "It's amazing that the boots are on my feet now because they're so swollen, so battered and so bruised. The support we've had has been unbelievable.

"We're past £200,000 in terms of funds raised. It's all inspirational and all keeps pushing you on and on, there are people shouting from cars and, I love it!"

Jeff also talked through the importance of prostate cancer awareness and how it can affect football fans, no matter what team they follow.

He said: "The tie with football clubs was an obvious one. Prostate cancer affects men, affects families, women and daughters as well but the actual physical affect is on men.

"Thankfully football isn't as male-orientated as it used to be, but the charity and football go hand in hand so we want to raise awareness of prostate cancer and football fans are a target group.

"We want to make sure that the fans who fill Hillsborough, Bramall Lane and the Proact Stadium are still filling the stadiums in ten years' time.

"Good luck to the club and Danny (Wilson) for the rest of the season."

To donate £3 to Prostate Cancer UK text JEFF to 70004.


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