ITL Production Operator Mike Helme marches to raise money for Prostate Cancer
ITL Production Operator Mike Helme dusted off his walking boots and took to the streets of Merseyside for Day Six of Jeff Stelling’s March for Men, a charity walk in aid of supporting those affected by prostate cancer.
The 15-day charity march kicked off on Friday, 2 June with 600 marchers taking part in a 400-mile trek from Exeter City’s St James Park to Newcastle United’s St James’s Park. Along the way, the army of marchers are visiting 40 football clubs meeting various football heroes on their travels.
Day Six started at Chester FC, walking via Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool FC, before reaching the finishing line at Goodison Park, the home of Everton FC with Mike walking the route alongside Liverpool legends Phil Thompson and Robbie Fowler.
Mike, who has worked at the Ashford HQ of med-tech contract manufacturer ITL for the past two years, said:
“We ended up walking 28.4 miles but luckily the rain held off right until the finish line. I had a great day meeting some famous faces from the sporting and media world and heard some sad stories along the way of people affected by this cancer.
“Thanks to all who have donated. I have now raised over £1,000 which is amazing.”
Mike initially set a target of £300 but has managed to raise a phenomenal £1,132.80 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate Cancer UK aims to work towards radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support of prostate cancer. For more information visit: marchformen.org/jeffsmarch.