Twenty-five signed football shirts being auctioned by Football League sponsor Sky Bet, in aid of Jeff Stelling’s Men United March for Prostate Cancer UK, are ending soon.
Shirts from each of the clubs that Jeff has passed are going under the hammer now.
Shirts were listed on Sky Bet’s eBay page throughout the challenge at the point that Jeff passed each of the 25 Football League clubs on route.
Jeff completed 10 walking marathons in 10 days, starting in the North East and ending with a marathon across West London, ending at Wembley Stadium today [Wednesday 30 March].
Sky Bet employees joined Jeff on the Leeds leg of his journey, and provided Jeff with free charity bets for the cause every day, from which he has currently made more than £3,000.
So far Jeff has raised over £250,000.
He said: “Over ten thousand people die of Prostate Cancer each year. I’ve been personally affected and it’s likely that you know someone who has, too.
“I’d like to thank Sky Bet for their support for my Men United March and I’d urge fans to have a bid on one of the shirts in the auctions.
“Alternatively you can text JEFF to 70004 to donate £3 to the March.”
Sky Bet Head of Sponsorship Edwin Martin said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Jeff in this incredible challenge and it was a pleasure to join him on the leg from York City to Leeds United.
“One in eight men will get prostate cancer at some stage in their life, with black men and people who have a family history of the disease even more susceptible. We want to help decrease that chance.”
To place a bid on one of the shirts up for grabs, visit: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/skybetauctions
To donate to Jeff’s Men United March, visit: http://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/donate
To follow the Men United March on Twitter use #JeffsMarch and follow @ProstateUK
The full list of shirts available, plus the times the auctions are ending is below:
Hartlepool United – 8am
Middlesbrough – 1pm
York City – 8am
Leeds United 6.30pm
Doncaster Rovers – 8am
Scunthorpe United – 4.45pm
Rotherham United – 8am
Sheffield Wednesday – 11am
Sheffield United – 1pm
Chesterfield – 5.10pm
Derby County – 8am
Burton Albion – 12.50pm
Nottingham Forest – 6.10pm
Notts County – 6.35pm
Wolves – 8am
Walsall – 11am
Birmingham City – 5.10pm
Coventry City – 8am
Northampton Town – 8am
MK Dons – 4.30pm
Luton Town – 8am
AFC Wimbledon – 8am
Brentford – 11.10am
Fulham FC – 1.40pm
QPR – 3.40pm
For all Sky Bet media enquiries relating to the Football League, contact:
Daniel Sales – PR Manager
+44 (0) 7583 050198
About Sky Bet
Sky Bet is the sports betting division of Sky Betting & Gaming, headquartered in Leeds and led by Chief Executive, Richard Flint. Sky Bet was formed in 2001 and has since grown to become one of the UK’s leading online bookmakers, with a team of more than 850 employees and a strong track record of innovation. It allows betting through its website, mobile apps, telephone and interactively through Sky television. Sky Bet is the current title sponsor of the Football League, having signed a 3-year deal in July 2013. The three divisions are named the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2. There is an option to extend this agreement at the end of the current season.