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Carlsberg’s Men United March raises £300k for charity

Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and a team of 24 Carlsberg employees have walked 10 marathons in 10 days to raise £300,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. 

The Carlsberg UK Men United March team with Jeff Stelling holding the scarf on the right (Photo: Carlsberg UK)

The ebullient Sky Sports Soccer Saturday presenter was supported by former football stars including Trevor Sinclair, Denis Wise, Matt Le Tissier, Paul Merson and Les Ferdinand as he walked from the stadium of Hartlepool United – Stelling’s home town – in the North East to Wembley Stadium. 

Leading beer brand Carlsberg partnered with the men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK to take on the challenge.

In addition to Stelling’s challenge, 24 of the company’s employees joined the Men United March on Monday 28 March, walking from Northampton – home to Carlsberg UK’s brewery and head office – to Milton Keynes.

Team Carlsberg collectively raised £10,000 for the charity.

Stelling’s part of the Men United March totalled 262 miles over 10 days, with the 61-year-old stopping off at 32 football clubs along the way.

Support for the walk can still be pledged by visiting

The Men United March was one of many events supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s aim “to tame prostate cancer within a decade”, the charity said.

At its current rate the disease kills more than 10,000 men a year in the UK.

Money raised from the Men United March will be used to help “shift the science and crack the three core issues of diagnosis, treatment and prevention” of prostate cancer, a statement said.

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