The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is delighted to confirm that a party of trekkers will take on the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Challenge in October. A 34 strong team will fly out to Kathmandu and endure an eleven day trek from Lukla to Nepal Everest Basecamp (5,364m) and then on to the summit of Kala Patthar (5,545m).
It was with great sadness that the Pilkington Horticultural Society agreed at its recent Annual General Meeting to close down their society. Under the terms of the constitution of the Society any existing monies must be donated to nominated charities. As a result of this ruling the committee of the PHS chose to donate a very generous £3315 to the Steve Prescott Foundation. The PH Society managed the allotments in St Helens which were originally set up for ex employees of Pilkington Glass.
Jan Swales a Halifax banking consultant ran the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k in March and organised a sweep for friends and colleagues to guess her finishing time. She raised a magnificent £164 from this initiative and has also applied for match funding from the Halifax from their charity match funding scheme.
Colleague Carolyn Williams also joined in the fund raising by staging a book sale at the Halifax branch in St Helens in the run up to the event. In all a magnificent £518 was raised and the Halifax branch staff presented the £518 cheque to Linzi Prescott, wife of Steve Prescott and Trustee of the SPF.
Neil Tucker from St Helens is a Hodgkins lymphoma cancer survivor who is going the extra mile to raise awareness and funds for the SPF. He has arranged a shave day where he will have a shave of his full face and waxing of his body at Langtree Park, St Helens on 8th June at 2 pm.
Biffa, St Helens has safe systems at work scheme. Every year each site has a Health and Safety incentive scheme whereby if they are accident free then Biffa pledges to donate a certain amount of money per employee to a registered charity. The employees then have a vote on which charity they want to support.
In 2015 the employees at the St Helens site which currently operates as a depot for the Collection division and the Special Waste division achieved their 12 month accident free target and chose the Steve Prescott Foundation as their dominated charity. The award of a magnificent £1256.11 donated will continue the legacy of Steve Prescott by helping to support the charities which were close to his heart.
St Helens Council has been successful in their application to take part in the prestigious 6 a side O2Biz Touch Rugby Challenge 2016 at Twickenham on 12th May.
This year O2 Business UK will be raising funds for the NSPCC but they invite participating teams to nominate their own charity for their fund raising. A total of just 24 teams are chosen from nominations from across the country and undertake a commitment to raise a minimum of £3000. St Helens Council has very kindly nominated the Steve Prescott Foundation as their chosen charity.
In August 2015 Bradford Bulls supporters Ben Moorhouse (33) and Gaynor Thompson (35) walked the full east coast of Rhodes in 3 stages in intense temperatures of between 40 and 50C. Nearly everyone on the island said it was impossible to do the walk and with many doubters in the UK Ben and Gaynor wanted to prove a point whilst raising funds for The Steve Prescott Foundation. The couple used Steve Prescott’s belief “What the mind believes, the body achieves " throughout the challenge. They were officially the first people to walk the east coast in 3 days in the August heat and were rewarded by a civic reception at the town hall in Rhodes. Ben and Gaynor raised an incredible £2417.52 for the Steve Prescott Foundation and spread the word of the SPF to a different country and culture.
The postponed GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run took place on Sunday 15th April with the run dedicated to the memory of Violet-Grace Youens who was tragically killed last year. The 8th annual St Helens 10k organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) in association with principal sponsor GPW Recruitment was rescheduled from its original date in March. Rebecca and Glenn Youens accompanied by the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens Cllr Joe Pearson and his wife Sylvia were on hand to start the race from the Totally Wicked Stadium.
The Steve Prescott Foundation is delighted to be one of the organisers of the fantastic Westfield Street Music Festival on Sunday June 5th in our Million Pound Year
Article courtesy of Simon Mulligan of the St Helens Star:-
While the Olympic Games will head to Brazil this summer, organisers of the Westfield Street festival will seek to bring a taste of Rio to St Helens to help add to the carnival atmosphere for the event's third staging.
The Steve Prescott Foundation is delighted to announce great SPF Charity supporters Cara Brickwork will be the main sponsors of the forthcoming Cara Brickwork I'm a Precky Fan!!..............Get me out of Here!! in association with EDGE Travel Worldwide.
The 48 hour challenge will take place in Burwardsley, West Cheshire starting at 1800 on Friday 28th April and finishing at 1800 on Sunday 30th April 2017.
Adam Alderson (37) from Preston-under-Scar in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, had only just embarked on what should have been the most exciting chapter of his life so far. He was living in Australia with his girlfriend Laura, and whilst working they were making the most of the hospitality and weather.
On the 3rd April 2015, we both fly out to Morocco to take on 'the worlds toughest footrace' !! It consists of 152 miles of running in 6 days (which includes a day off!), across the Sahara Desert. We will be fully self-sufficient for the 6 days, carrying everything we need including 6 days food, sleeping bags, medical equipment..etc, in temperatures of 50*c+ !!
We are doing this for the Steve Prescott Foundation, in memory of our good friend Steve Prescott MBE. Precky always lived by the saying 'the body achieves what the mind believes'...and what better way to prove this than in one of the most brutal of challenges...pushing our bodies (& minds!) to the limit...but if one man can inspire us to do this, it is Steve. Unfortunately Steve passed away in November 2013 after major transplant surgery, but inspired so many people in his 39 years, and continues to do so through his foundation.
Mark Milsom, a lifelong Wakefield Trinity Wildcats nut, is being inspired by Steve Prescott’s incredible feats and now has a challenge of his own.
Mark, 54, who lives in Beverley, has not even sat on a road bike for over 40 years, and has only owned his own bike for the last 6 weeks! Mark and fellow Altisidora employee Sam Latham, and his father Tony, are joining Mark as they travel from the KC Stadium Hull leaving on 29th April then on to Belle Vue, Wakefield and aim to arrive at Langtree Park on Friday 1st May for the Super League clash between Saints and Wakefield to enjoy the game....hopefully! They will visit all three of Steve's Super League clubs.
Friday 29th May 2015 - Eccleston Park Golf Club.
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12 hour tennis-a-thon in aid of the steve prescott foundation
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The Steve Prescott Foundation has changed the date of Its a Knockout to Sunday 12th June 2016.
The decision has been made following the announcement that the Ladbrokes 3rd round Challenge Cup fixture between St Helens and Hull FC at Langtree Park has been selected to be televised by the BBC on Sunday 8th May at 1630.
Due to this clash of dates several organisers and participants would be affected so a new date was agreed by all parties. All existing entries will be carried forward to the new date.
As this is my first blog, I’d better give you a quick rundown of who I am, and why I’m doing this challenge.
Gala Dinner in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation
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On 13th and 14th June the Steve Prescott Foundation will be taking up their latest challenge, cycling from Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield to the famous Cat & Fiddle pub in Buxton 22 times, equivalent to cycling the distance to the summit of Everest.
As a comparison with the 2014 Tour De Yorkshire which was 225 miles over 2 days equivalent to approximately 19,000 feet of climbing. The Arighi Bianchi Everest Challenge is 336 miles over 2 days equivalent to approximately 29,000 feet of climbing.
Supported by Hope Construction and Arighi Bianchi, this latest challenge is in true Steve Prescott style and is led by Steve’s brother Neil, former St Helens RFC player and current GB Duathlete Steve Hall and the inspirational cancer survivor Karen Jarvis.
Here is Karen’s incredible story:-
The Steve Prescott Foundation are pleased to announce fantastic entertainment throughout the afternoon for the Irn Bru Taylor Park Challenge taking place on Saturday 2nd May.
Jamm Studios will provide a musical showcase promoting the best local bands and performers within the Borough.
Reefs Reptiles will provide a fun, educational service, involving reptiles and various invertebrates, to children and adults alike.
In addition to the above their will be Silcocks Funfair, Spider Mountain, Gran Turismo & Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting for public use.
Mike Denning Chairman of The Steve Prescott Foundation "This was Steve's favourite event of the year. The weather forecast looks fine, we will have a great day that brings the St Helens community together. We would like to thank the Rangers at Taylor Park, Irn Bru, St Helens Council, NSG Europe, Jamm Studios, Reef Reptiles and all the volunteers for making the day possible."
10 Teams will battle it out for the coveted Irn Bru Taylor Park Challenge Crown. They will take part in five events including Dragon Boating, Be Inspired Bubble Football, Foam Party Treasure Hunt, Cardio Wall & Fitlight Trainer.
Former Saints and GB Rugby League captain,Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Nick Wilkinson have just completed an epic challenge and raised an amazing £20,000 in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation. Scully and Nick completed the six day Marathon des Sables by completing 6 marathons covering 152 miles in scorching conditions of the Sahara Desert. It is considered to be the toughest footrace on earth.
St Helens take on Hull FC on Monday 5th April in the Easter Monday fixture kick off 1500.
The teams will contest the first leg of the annual Steve Prescott Cup, the return fixture being on 22nd May. This is the second year of the competition and eagerly anticipated by both clubs, the Prescott family and the Steve Prescott Foundation. Saints are the current holders of the cup winning 46 - 41 on aggregate in 2014.
Preparation for the Askvas Walk for Precky in association with Container Cabins is nearing completion. The walkers are in training for this gruelling challenge as they prepare for sore feet, sore legs, blisters and extreme fatigue. This incredible challenge is in memory of Steve Prescott MBE, a truly inspirational person whose legacy will continue through the Steve Prescott Foundation a registered charity which supports the Christie Hospital, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the Oxford Intestinal Transplant Unit.
Saints star Sia Soliola who has the most famous bonnet in Superleague is going to have his head shaved on 3rd May at the fifth annual Irn Bru Taylor Park Challenge.
Man City urge fans to support Mark Halsey's Epic walk for cancer charity.
Thank you to Bury Football Club for supporting the Askvas Walk for Precky in association with Container Cabins.
It is hardly the life of Riley - a fun runner having to go through the pain barrier every few weeks as part of a non-stop charity challenge.
But BBC Five live sports reporter George Riley is prepared to put in the hard yards and go that extra distance in memory of Rugby League player Steve
We are delighted to announce that Cornish Rebels RLFC will be the host club for this years South West Premier League's annual curtain-raiser the South West 9's.
The tournament will take place on Sunday 4th May, one day before renowned Rugby League charity the Steve Prescott Foundation embark upon their 'ASKVAS Walk for Precky in association with Container Cabins' from Lands End to John O'Groats. An 8 strong team will split into two teams of four and walk eight hours on, and eight hours off consecutively. As a mark of respect for the great Steve Prescott, A Rugby League legend who died tragically in November last year after beating Cancer but could not overcome a Graft versus Host disease, the South West Premier League has decided to rename the tournament 'The Steve Prescott Foundation South West 9's' for 2014, with clubs entering from all over the South West competing for the all-new Steve Prescott Cup.
Former Rugby League stars Lee Briers, Tommy Martyn and Paul Sculthorpe, retired FIFA referee and cancer survivor Mark Halsey, State of Mind Trustee Phil Cooper, Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) committee chairman Mike Denning and committee member Adrian Cunliffe are taking part in this exciting challenge to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation. Inspirational ex rugby league player Jimmy Gittins who broke his neck playing rugby league and is now paraplegic as a result will take part in a specially designed hand cycle.
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