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Kevin's MANarama walk

12 October 2018

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Ultra-marathon hero, Kevin Webber, from Epsom, Surrey, will complete his walk in support of Prostate Cancer UK’s partnership with the MANarama National League on Non-League Day tomorrow.

Kevin started his journey at Blyth Spartans last Sunday and the 53-year-old‘s epic March for Men will see him walk more than 180 miles before concluding at the live-on-BT Sport clash between FC Halifax Town and Chesterfield.

In total, he will visit 10 National League clubs, hand-delivering unique captains’ armbands to be worn by the teams on Non-League Day.

This season the National League has chosen leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK as its first ever official charity partner, to unite in the fight against the UK’s most prevalent male cancer, and in a first for English football a national football league has changed its branding midseason.

Vanarama, the title sponsor of the National League, has changed its name to MANarama since the start of September until Non-League Day to raise awareness of the deadly disease. In that time 688 men will die from prostate cancer, emphasising the need to take action.

The UK’s leading vehicle leasing company has thus unveiled a striking new logo and also pledged to raise £150,000 in just 43 days from a vehicle-leasing incentive that runs across September, as they tell the nation to ‘lease a van, save a man’. Their own website has also been completely rebranded to reflect its commitment to the fundraising drive.

Vanarama and its newly-launched car leasing platform, Motorama, will donate £50 for every vehicle leased from the start of September until Non-League Day.

Kevin was diagnosed with advanced incurable terminal prostate cancer in 2014 aged just 49 with three young children and told that he may have only two years to live.

Since then he has raised more than £200,000 thanks to support from his long-time employer RBS, and regularly pushes himself to the limit. Last year he took part in 12 days of Sky Sports’ presenter Jeff Stelling’s epic 15 marathons in 15 days and ran his own marathons for the other three.

The father-of-three has also tackled some of the world’s most gruelling ultra-marathons, including the trans-Saharan, Marathon de Sables three times and the Likeys 6633 Arctic Ultra.

One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer, and on Non-League day, all MANarama League captains will proudly wear a unique bright orange captain’s armband, which includes the iconic Prostate Cancer UK logo, to illustrate their clubs’ support against the most common cancer in men.

You can sponsor Kevin via: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kevin-webber6 and to find out more information about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football go to: www.prostatecanceruk.org/football


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