A member of the Derby Private Health team is taking part in Jeff Stelling’s March For Men in a bid to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Pete Graves, Finance Manager in the private health suite, will be joining the well-known Sky Sports presenter on two legs of his trek on Tuesday June 6 and Wednesday June 7.
— Prostate Cancer UK (@ProstateUK) June 6, 2017
The following day, he will walk from Chester Football Club all the way up to Goodison Park in Merseyside, passing the stadia of Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool along the way. Pete’s effort will see him cover a grand total of 51 miles over the two days. This will be Jeff’s the fifth and sixth leg of the march, which will see him walk the equivalent of 15 marathons in 15 days, visiting more than 40 football stadia along the route. The charity behind the event, Prostate Cancer UK, believes the number of people diagnosed with the condition will increase steeply over the next few years.
You can see Pete in the group photo of this tweet – he’s wearing a white baseball cap!
Here in the Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, more than 400 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in 2016.
Symptoms of the condition include: Needing to urinate more frequently; an urgent need to urinate; difficulty in passing urine; and blood in the urine or semen. Anyone experiencing these should visit their GP.