It is with great pride and honour that the Cabinet Office has informed me that I have been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Years Honours List.

It was a tremendous surprise, and although I am not doing the charity work for awards, this is one, which I will accept with open arms. The award is not just for me, but also for my family, friends and all the special people who have been involved with the Steve Prescott Foundation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank, not only the people close to me, but also everybody who has helped me along the way – no matter how big or small. Without their help and combined efforts I would not be able to achieve such a high accolade. This is something I never imagined would happen.

Being made an MBE underlines the achievements of the Steve Prescott Foundation. This recognition really makes me want to make the SPF even more successful and it is a great start to the New Year.

Steve Prescott MBE