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SPF donates £77k to The Christie for Pseudomyxoma Research

SPF donates £77k to The Christie for Pseudomyxoma Research

The Christie in Manchester was presented with a cheque for £77,000 by the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) recently for research into pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), a rare form of abdominal cancer. Trustee Linzi Prescott and SPF Chairman Mike Denning made the presentation to Dr Malcolm Wilson, Lead Clinician for Colorectal Surgery and joint Lead Clinician, and Professor Sarah O'Dwyer, co-founder of The Christie Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre (CPOC), Lead Clinician for Peritoneal Tumours and Clinical Director of the Christie Clinic. The Christie is one of the nominated charities of the SPF founder Steve Prescott MBE who had battled PMP for more than seven years after diagnosis in 2007. The donation was part of over £231k presented by the SPF in 2016 to The Christie, The Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the SPF Special Causes Fund.

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Dr Anil Vaidya awarded Donation from the SPF Special Causes Fund

Dr Anil Vaidya awarded Donation from the SPF Special Causes Fund

Dr. Anil Vaidya is a renowned transplant surgeon with a special interest in intestinal and multi-visceral transplantation techniques for the cure of slow growing abdominal malignancies that conventional therapy has failed to treat

Dr Anil Vaidya led the intestinal transplant team in Oxford along with Professor Peter Friend, Mr Srikanth Reddy and Mr Henk Giele (plastic surgery) who performed the 32-hour pioneering life-saving modified multivisceral and abdominal wall transplant on Steve Prescott MBE in October 2013 at the Oxford Intestinal Transplant Centre.

Stephen had battled Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), a tumour arising in his abdomen, for more than seven years after diagnosis. Although this procedure had been done for other indications, it was a world first for a PMP patient. Stephen underwent this operation safely and had managed to defeat his tumour. However he very sadly succumbed to acute graft versus host disease.

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Luke Bryan moves to new customised home thanks to SPF donations to the Rugby League Benevolent Fund

Luke Bryan moves to new customised home thanks to SPF donations to the Rugby League Benevolent Fund

It was a day of celebration for Luke Bryan and his Mum Christine as representatives of the Steve Prescott Foundation and the Rugby League Benevolent Fund attended the formal opening of Luke’s new home in Haydock.

Thanks to a £80,000 donation from the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) through the Rugby League Benevolent Fund Luke has now moved into a specially adapted home in Haydock. The Rugby League Benevolent Fund, one of the charities supported by the SPF, helps players who have been affected by serious injury.

Luke says his new home will give him the independence he craves and a new lease of life.  The former rugby league player was paralysed from the neck down following a devastating injury in 1996 while playing for Haydock under 18s.

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New Lease of Life For Luke

Taylor & Koby get their hands dirty by laying the first bricks!

Thanks to a £80,000 donation from the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) through the Rugby League Benevolent Fund Luke Bryan will move into a specially adapted home in Haydock. The Rugby League Benevolent Fund, one of the charities supported by the SPF, helps players who have been affected by serious injury.

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