Former keeper supporting Prostate Cancer UK
Popular former Wolves keeper Matt Murray is swopping football boots for walking boots by joining Sky Soccer Saturday’s Jeff Stelling in the Midlands leg of his Men United March in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
Murray, now a Sky Sports pundit and coach at Nike Academy, is to join the Midland leg of 22 miles which will be Day 6 of Stelling’s ‘march’, heading from Molineux to St Andrews via Walsall, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa.
Murray will join not only Stelling but Wolves’ CEO Jez Moxey, Club Doctor Matt Perry – who underwent surgery for Prostate Cancer UK in 2014 – and several Wolves fans in covering the distance on Easter Saturday – March 26th.
He also has several Wolves-related prizes which will be given away at random to those who make donations for Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s official charity partner.
“There are many different reasons why I wanted to put myself forward and join this walk,” says Murray.
“I want to support Jeff in what is a tremendous challenge in walking all the way from Hartlepool to Wembley in ten days – covering just one the legs seems very small in comparison!
“Also it is a very important cause promoting awareness and raising funds of a disease which affects so many men.
“I have lost someone close to me to Prostate Cancer, and then the Doc at Wolves (Matt Perry) has also suffered having been diagnosed and undergone surgery a couple of years ago.
“I think the world of the Doc – he was so important to all of us players at Wolves and you always thought he was invincible.
“It is also said that one in four Afro-Caribbean men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at some stage in their lives.
“So for many reasons this is a cause that is really close to my heart and I am keen to do whatever I can to raise awareness and funds.”
Murray’s Just Giving page can be found herehttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Matt-Murray2, and supporters who donate a minimum of £2 could be in line to win a special Wolves-related prize.
Matt will select at random two people who have donated to receive a home shirt signed by Wolves captain Danny Batth, and a pair of matchworn goalkeeping gloves signed by Carl Ikeme.
Also anyone who donates on the day of the walk itself – March 26th – will go into the hat to win a signed pair of Kevin McDonald boots.
Fans are encouraged to click the link and donate to Prostate Cancer UK to support all those taking part in the walk, which leaves Molineux on Day 6 at 8am.
*For more information on the walk visit www.menunitedmarch.org