Manchester City recently received a visit from Jeff Stelling when the Etihad Stadium featured as one of the destinations during his March for Men challenge.
The long-serving Soccer Saturday presenter stopped by the home of the Blues during the mid-way point of his tour, which he completed in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
Stelling is aiming to raise £500,000 to stop the disease being a killer and walked almost 400 miles from Exeter City's St James Park to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park, taking in 40 stadiums on his way.
Day seven marked his visit to City, as he arrived from Wigan Athletic, via Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United, before completing his day’s walking by marching up Joe Mercer Way towards the Etihad Stadium.
Joined by over 85 walkers on the Manchester leg of the journey, Stelling was greeted at City Square by Manchester City and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador, Mike Summerbee.
Stelling spoke to his delight at completing another 26 miles: “It was an amazing to walk through Manchester and meet two heroes of mine Mike Summerbee and Denis Law at Old Trafford and the spectacular finale at the Etihad.
“Both remain great mates unified by football in this city but also having supported each other through their respective fights against prostate cancer. It's a fantastic example of what the charity call 'Men United.
“On behalf of me, Prostate Cancer UK and all the people affected by this terrible disease I say thanks so much to both, and also the club."
City legend, Summerbee, was full of admiration for Stelling’s achievement and delighted to see fans turn out in support of his challenge.
“What Jeff is doing is incredible,” he said.
“Walking 15 marathons in 15 days is a huge challenge and it’s fantastic to see so many here today walking with Jeff and supporting Prostate Cancer UK.”
“As a survivor, I know how crucial awareness and funding is to tackling this disease and with people like Jeff taking on challenges like these, we are taking big steps towards overcoming it.”
“I know everyone at the Club would like to wish Jeff and everyone involved the best of luck for the rest of the walk.”
Last year, Stelling walked an impressive 262 miles from the home of his beloved Hartlepool United to Wembley, raising an incredible £420,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
To find out more about Jeff’s challenge, please visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/jeffsmarch.