The SPF was contacted earlier this year by Pete Gatenby with a kind offer to fund raise for the charity by taking part in the Lisbon Rock n Roll Marathon on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Congratulations to lads and thank you for your fantastic support.
Pete is a member of the team who are ex or current Lancaster University Rugby League players, all of whom have close ties to the SPF itself or the causes it support.
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Following the resounding success of the inaugural I’m a Precky Fan........Get me out of here!! in 2017 which raised £10000 for the Steve Prescott Foundation. The date for the even more exciting and extreme challenge I'm a Precky Fan.......Get me out of Here 2018!! in association with EDGE Travel Worldwide has now been confirmed.
Saints fan Neil Tucker hosted a coffee morning at the Red V cafe at Langtree Park on Wednesday 23rd September in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and the Steve Prescott Foundation. Neil hailed the day as a great success and said.
"In total we raised £400 through the morning. The team at Saints from waiting on staff to executives have been absolutely fantastic. My friend Rowena Thomas baked over 40 Saints cupcakes for the big day.
Congratulations to Roger Bennett from Hull who managed to complete the Great North Run 13.1 miles in 2hr 15mins.
He has raised £300 for the Steve Prescott Foundation in the process. Roger was a neighbour of Steve and Linzi Prescott in Hull and chose the SPF as Roger was inspired by what Steve did even after his illness took hold.
Saints fan Stuart Almond and friends Chris Taylor and Patrik Aslin cycled from Southport on the west coast to Hornsea on the east coast a total of 335km in just 3 days. They started their journey on Friday 4th September and reached their destination on the Sunday. Stuart says, 'I chose the Steve Prescott Foundation as I am a life long Saints fan and was inspired by Steve's book.- what a legend!!'. The SPF would like to send massive congratulations to Stuart, Chris and Patrik for completing their challenge and thank them for raising a magnificent £860 for their efforts and for raising the awareness of the SPF in the process.. Donations can still be made at:- www.justgiving.com/Stu-Chris-Patrik/
The third St Helens Triathlon sponsored by Handepay of Haydock in association with St Helens Community Sport and O2 Business Centre, Rainford took place on Sunday 10th September. The annual event organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) and BeUrBest attracted a record 250 entrants including 8 teams. A team of Handepay employees also completed the triathlon to contribute towards hitting their £30,000 fundraising target for The Steve Prescott Foundation.
Linzi Prescott, 42, has been invited to join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch as a ‘2017 Woman of Achievement’. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day.
Showcase Darts are hosting a Dinner and Darts Night on Saturday 14th May 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Runcorn, WA7 3HA
Special guests are Bobby George, Wayne Mardle and SPF ambassador Paul Sculthorpe MBE. The MC for the night is Rod Studd of SkySports.
Ticket details can be found at:- http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/197665
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Leam Fox has kindly organised a match between Widnes All Stars and Halton Simms Cross ARLFC at Widnes Fellowship Centre, Birchfield Road, Widnes on Sunday 15th November 2015. The match kicks off at 2.15pm.
This will be followed by an evening quiz and Q & A with former Widnes Star Alan Tait. Funds raised from the day will go to the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Leam says, ' I am a Widnes Vikings supporter and always have been, I even won the Fan of Pride 2014 but I have supported the Steve Prescott Foundation for many years, taking part in several walks and other events. After meeting Steve on the first walk, I found him a huge inspiration and wanted to arrange a game in his memory, in honour of the great charity work he completed himself.'
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Neil Tucker has very kindly offered to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) and Macmillan Cancer Support at a Coffee morning to be held on 23rd September in the Red V cafe bar, Langtree Park, St Helens from 10am to 1pm.
Neil is 37 years old and 5 years ago was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After five lots of treatment he was put in remission. Neil says, ‘The thing that kept me going was my odd conversation with Stevie. He always asked how I was and what stage of chemotherapy I was up to. He was the most considerate man I know. Then 6 months ago my cancer comeback, which thankfully now is in remission. I'm sure Stevie was looking over me saying ‘Fight it, I did you can.’ I've just done my first brave thing, the shave for MacMillan which involved shaving my hair, eyebrows and my beard clean off which raised £85. Stevie is my idol and will always be ’
Neil is organising the sale of homemade cakes and biscuits and hot and cold beverages. There will also be a tombola, prize raffles and lucky dips for the young children.
The proceeds from the coffee morning will be shared between the two charities.
The SPF wants to thank Neil for his kind and generous gesture to raise funds for his chosen charities and wishes Neil good luck with his coffee morning and hope it is a huge success. Please support Neil on the 23rd September.
Mark & Di Milsom tied the knot on Saturday 6th September and kindly asked the Wedding Party to make donations to The Steve Prescott Foundation and Cancer Research.
We are pleased to say that they raised a fantastic £500 with £300 going to the SPF.
Mark is a lifelong Wakefield Wildcat fan and Di is the manager of the Altisidora Pub in Bishop Burton near Beverley.
St Julies students Maddie Wallace, Grace McCardle, Eve Burrows and Lauren Slater raised a fantastic £150 by making and selling key rings for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
This gesture is incredibly touching and we would like to thank the girls and everyone who supporting.Really humbling!!!
It was a fun filled 24 hours with over 240 RL players taking part. This included a Masters Game with SPF Charity Ambassadors Steve Hampson & Paul Sculthorpe.
The Rugby marathon started at 7am Saturday and finished at 7am Sunday.
They had stalls, raffles and auctions along with live music from 2-5pm
A phenomenal £4000 was raised for the The Steve Prescott Foundation.
Our thanks and gratitude goes to everyone who have made this incredible day happen especially Allison Palomba & Gary Hough.
Saturday 8th October sees the biggest day in the rugby league calendar when the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford hosts the Super League Grand Final in front of over 70k supporters.
A group of walkers from Handepay are walking 18 miles from Haydock to Old Trafford to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). The walk will also be used as a training session for some of the SPF Everest party who set off 8 days later to climb to Nepal Everest Base Camp and then continue to "Kala Pattar" to reach a finishing height of 5645 meters above sea level.
The Steve Prescott Foundation is delighted to announce an association with GymBUG St Helens as they support two of the SPF flag ship events, the St Helens 10k and the St Helens Triathlon.
GymBUG are also supporting Linzi Prescott and her son Taylor by offering free membership with personal training from Mark Hunt as they prepare for the Spectrum Everest Basecamp Challenge. SPF trustee Linzi and Taylor are part of a 40 strong party who set off in October on an eleven day climbing expedition. In their quest to achieve peak fitness for the event Linzi and Taylor have the full support of Mark and the GymBUG facilities. Mark is also the Health and Wellbeing correspondent for the St Helens Star.
The Steve Prescott Foundation and the St Helens Star are delighted to confirm that the Solarking Commercial Pride of St Helens will take place on Friday 11th November at Langtree Park.
The event is a celebration of the local community and a chance to award the champions of St Helens. Nominations are made by residents to acknowledge and reward the outstanding citizens of the town. There are so many amazing people who do amazing things and this is the chance to nominate someone special and those who inspire others to live and work in a better community.
On the 24th June 2014. Castleford Full Back Richie Mathers successfully staged the third annual Superleague's Best Golfer.
We were pleased to say that Richie and Gary Day from the picturesque Cookridge Hall Golf Course choose the Steve Prescott Foundation and St Gemmas Hospice as the beneficiaries for the prestigious event.
There were plenty of RL Players in attendance Danny McGuire, Ryan Hall, Ben Westwood, Danny Kirmond, Travis Burns to name a few, but it was Jamie Donaldson who collected the trophy in a ultra competitive round of golf.
A phenomenal £3214 was raised for charity and equally divided.
The second St Helens Triathlon sponsored by Tabern Property Consultants in association with bocboc of St Helens took place on Sunday 25th September. It was Steve Prescott's wish to make this event happen so it was a real privilege to have everyone working together to make the event a huge success and raise awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). 200 participants from all over the UK took part.
Long time SPF Charity supporter Sian Rigby and her friends, twins Lyndsey and Laura Bithell, tackled the horrendous Tough Mudder and are hoping to raise £500.
It was a much tougher task than the intrepid ladies were expecting, with more obstacles and a more challenging course.
Thanks to everyone who supported and donated.
Eastmoor Dragons ARLFC will be held their annual charity and fundraising day on Sunday August 10th.
This was a Rugby game between Eastmoor ‘Barbarians’ and 'Schoey's All Stars', an All Star Ex-Professional team organised by SPF Charity Ambassador & former Great Britain rugby league captain and legend Garry Schofield OBE.
The stars were out at the weekend to support Emmerdale actor Michael Parr as he hosted a fund raiser for the Steve Prescott Foundation at the Virgin Money Lounge, King Street, Manchester. A really impressive £2500 was raised towards Mike’s fund for his Spectrum Everest Basecamp Challenge. Mike is one of a party of 40 climbers who set off for Mount Everest on 13th October. The group will arrive in Kathmandu and then face a gruelling eleven day trek to Nepal Everest Base Camp and then continue to "Kala Pattar" to reach a finishing height of 5645 meters.
Sadly St Helens Legend Wilf Smith passed away on the 17th June.
His family kindly agreed for donations to go to The Steve Prescott Foundation.
Saints Historian Alex Service tells Wilf's incredible story.
Born in 1935, Wilf was a stalwart of his home-town club and was present at Langtree for the Players' Association luncheon a few weeks ago - as he always did - where he was in the company of his many friends and team-mates.
He was a stalwart of the St. Helens club - the ultimate clubman, in fact - and it is quite true to say that the game was in his blood. His father, Tommy, was a fine second-row forward with the old St. Helens Recs team between the wars and was part of the famous ‘Smith, Fildes and Mulvanney' back three!
Unfortunately, Tommy, who played more games for the Recs than anyone else  died when Wilf was in his very early childhood, but Wilf was naturally extremely proud of his father's achievements. The family rugby links have continued: it should also be noted that Wilf's son-in-law is Gary Connol
Adam Jackson, Ben Hoyle, Gareth Standeven, James Ogden, Kyle Millward, Matthew Hoyle and Ross Millward.
Walked to the summit of Britain's highest peak (Ben Nevis) and kayak coast to coast through the heart of Scotland, in three days (26th, 27th & 28th July 2014).
They raised a remarkable £3,330.23 which was equally divided between the YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE and THE STEVE PRESCOTT FOUNDATION.
On Thursday 31st July 20 colleagues from the main Arco distribution centre in Hull, cycled from Langtree Park St Helens to the KC Stadium Hull in 2 days raising funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
They were ably assisted by Irene Todd who co-ordinated the event right from the start.
We are delighted to say that everyone successfully completed the challenge and raised a phenomenal £6500!!!
They were met by Linzi, Taylor & Koby Prescott at the Steve Prescott Cup Game.
A Massive thank you to everyone who took part, supported and sponsored the bike ride.
It was a massive task for all concerned but hugely rewarding and appreciated by the SPF Charity and the charities we support.
Cath Flatley has just taken part in this years Great North Run for The Steve Prescott Foundation but that is not far enough for Cath as it was a warm up for the Yorkshire Marathon.
This Marathon is taking place on 12th October, the day after the Superleague Grand Final.
To sponsor Cath please go to https://www.justgiving.com/Cath-Flatley2
The SPF would like to thank Cath and all the people who supported her fantastic efforts.
The Steve Prescott Foundation is really delighted to announce that Rock legend John Parr of St Elmo's Fire fame has composed and recorded a special tribute song called ‘Man of Steel’.
John has been inspired by the story of Steve Prescott's brave fight with cancer and his pioneering multi visceral transplant that Steve endured.
On Saturday 19th September Warrington Wolves staged the Team selection process for the Spectrum Kilimanjaro highest game of rugby league world record attempt.
40 Steve Prescott Foundation supporters will fly out on 13th October and start the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro on the 15th, hoping to reach the summit on 19th October. They will sleep overnight at Crater Camp which will host the World Record Rugby League game at 5780 metres before they start the descent to base camp.
Hull FC Fan Andy Johnston got in touch recently. He says: "Just thought I'd email you a couple of pictures of my beautiful daughter Ava with a present bought for me for Christmas by my wife, a special present. Steve was my idol in a Hull FC shirt from growing up in the later days of the Boulevard to the KC Stadium and in rugby league in general. I will be making sure my daughter is taught about Steve, who he was and what an amazing person he was and what kind of amazing lasting memory he left the world of rugby league." Thanks Andy for sharing the photos of Ava. Its really good to know the next generation will be aware of the legacy of Steve Prescott thanks to the fantastic support of the rugby league family
MBS Site Supplies Ltd is delighted to be supporting the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) by offering to donate 2.5% of any sale over £200 (ex VAT) to the SPF.
MBS Site Supplies is an independent builders’ merchant with branches in Warrington and Liverpool. Their core target market is smaller, sub contracting builders who undertake commercial as well as domestic projects.
The challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and play the world’s highest game of rugby will start next month to raise funds and awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). The group of 40 climbers includes current Salford Red Devils International legend Adrian Morley and former players Lee Briers, Barrie McDermott, Garreth Carvell, Neil Harmon, Chico Jackson, Alan Hunte and Mike Wainwright. Also taking part are Sky Sports Angela Powers, BBC’s Beccy Meehan, Spectrum Group Managing Director Neil Farrow and Harry Potter actor Matt Lewis. The climb will receive extensive media coverage including features on BBC TV and Sky.
"Team Precky"are running the Oxford half marathon 2014 in Stephen's memory after he sadly passed away on November 9th 2013.
Linzi said "Stephen has inspired us, non runners, to put on our running shoes after watching how he pushed his body to the limits, by completing endurance challenges, whilst suffering from terminal cancer to raise over half a million pounds for the charity he set up 'The Steve Prescott Foundation.'
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War One. It is important that we never forget the great sacrifices made by those who fought in the Great War, in giving up their lives for our freedom today. Rugby League has always been known for the bravery shown by its players, but most supporters will not know that 3 Rugby League players were awarded the Victoria Cross for their great acts of bravery in the Great War.
On the 24th June 2014. Wakefield Full Back Richie Mathers successfully staged the third annual Superleague's Best Golfer.
- 1 Driver, 2 Walkers, 3 Countries – 3 PEAKS - The biggest 3 Mountains in Great Britain: Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon. - 27 Miles of walking, 6,600 metres of Ascent and Decent ( Everest is 8,800 metres) - 500 Miles of driving in between the Mountains. - A 4 hour walk in the pitch black (3am start). - A walk in the thick snow at the top of Ben Nevis. - 130 Litres of Fuel, No Sleep and one long day! - 4pm Start in Scotland and 4pm Finish in Wales.
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