#TeamPrecky a team of over 50 runners of the GPW St Helens 10k last week pledged to raise funds and awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation. The 6th running of the 10k saw 2000 people run in snow and sunshine and cheered along the route by the St Helens community.

The team included several novice 10k runners, a PMP survivor, a PGA golfer and a former rugby league player.  Many of the team successfully raised £120 for the SPF and received a limited edition special SPF Million Pound Hoody as a token of appreciation.

AJ Mussell, family and friends will cycle 215 miles from Rainford Village to London on Saturday 23rd April and then run 26.2 miles round the streets of London on the 24th April in the London Marathon.

AJ said, "My Mum has suffered from Cancer twice. In 2012 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and in 2014 she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rhino Gladiator is a new Mud Obstacle event that is taking place at Shoots Delph Farm, Moss Bank, Nr St Helens on August 13th & 14th that includes 3 events, 30 plus obstacle challenges and Real Life former England Rugby Legends as Gladiators. The Gladiators include Paul Sculthorpe, Adrian Morley, Ewan Dowes, Wayne Godwin, Keith Senior and Gareth Carvell.

Phil Archer, 43, Warrington based PGA European Tour and Challenge tour golfer took part in his second St Helens 10k at the weekend. Phil achieved his personal target and ran an improved time of 45’ 44’’.

Phil also raised over £500 for the Steve Prescott Foundation in the process.

The Steve Prescott Foundation would like to thank GPW Recruitment for their fantastic continued sponsorship of the St Helens 10k. The 6th annual St Helens 10k was run on Mothering Sunday in snowy conditions but the 2000 runners arrived at the finish at Langtree Park in bright sunshine. SPF ambassador Andy Reid set the runners on their way and the Mayor and Mayoress Cllrs Stephen and Lyn Glover were on hand to present the awards. First across the line was Jake Littlehales of Stockport Harriers AC in a time of 32’47’’. First lady to finish was Catherine Howard of Knowsley Harriers in 37’14’’.

Richard Morton, a 41 year old Salford Red Devils fan has successfully secured a place in the Virgin London Marathon on 24th April and is raising funds for and awareness of the SPF.  Mortgage Consultant  Richard lives  in Flixton, Manchester and is married with two young boys.

“As a dedicated Salford fan of over 30 years I watched Steve play on many occasions (though was unfortunately too young to have seen his dad play for my team). Like Steve I passionately love everything about Rugby League and I too have two young boys. My wife has benefited from the wonderful care that Christie’s provides for thousands of people every year.

Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) ambassador Jimmy Gittins is taking part in the Three Peaks Million Pound Year celebration in June. Jimmy, a former Dewsbury and Wakefield Wildcats player had an injury playing rugby league for Sharlston ARLFC in 2002, resulting in him breaking his neck in two places and leaving him paralysed from the chest down. The initial prognosis was that Jimmy would never walk again and he would lose his independence. But, after nine months of undergoing intense physiotherapy, he regained partial movement in his arms and legs.

Dean Simpson of EODiwear® has been in touch with the Steve Prescott Foundation and has very kindly donated a bespoke pair of sunglasses for each of the 42 climbers who are taking part in the Spectrum Everest Base Camp Challenge which sets off in October.

The top quality sunglasses will provide essential eye protection for everyone. For anyone going walking or climbing at high altitude it's essential to wear good quality sunglasses or goggles because on mountains the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays are easily underestimated, with a high risk of sunburn and ultimately skin cancer and eye cataracts. Because mountain air is cool, it gives a false sense of security about the sunlight. But the higher the altitude, the greater the ultraviolet (UV) radiation, because there is less atmosphere to screen out the harmful rays.

Craig Holland is a 24 year old from St. Helens and a massive Saints fan. He has just starting out as a Rugby League referee as he used to play and wanted to keep within the game. Throughout 2015 Craig ran a total of ten 10k runs in aid of Cancer Research UK.

His plans for 2016 is to set himself an even more impressive challenge and run a 10k at each of the locations of all the Super League teams and also in Newcastle the location of the Magic Weekend. He will be doing this in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation as he lost his mum to cervical cancer when he was eleven years old. Craig says ' Steve is recognised over the rugby league family, I will do this to honour him'.

The Steve Prescott Foundation ambassador Andy Reid has signed up for the SPF Three Peaks Celebration Challenge which takes place on 18th June.

2016 sees the Steve Prescott Foundation pass the Million Pound mark in donations to charitable causes. We are delighted that Andy will be joining us to celebrate the life of Steve Prescott MBE and the incredible legacy he has left behind. Andy is a fantastic inspiration to everyone who meets him.

St Helens Council’s Sports Development team is inviting golf enthusiasts to swing into action at a charity golf day on Friday 13 May, 2016, at Houghwood Golf Club.

Now in its second year, the St Helens Sports Development Youth Sports Programme Golf Day - in partnership with the Steve Prescott Foundation - is an 18 hole, four ball competition where the two best scores count, but contains four mystery holes where all four scores are recorded.

Last year, a total of £2579.68 was raised and split between St Helens Council’s Youth Sport Programme and the Steve Prescott Foundation. As a result, young people aged 14 to 24 were able to access fitness activities with qualified tutors for free.

The price of the golf day costs £160 per team (£40 per person) which includes a bacon roll with tea or coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf - and a meal following the end of play.

The Steve Prescott Foundation is really delighted to announce that the Pro Event Dolls are joining the SPF Three Peaks Million Pound Year Challenge in June and are raising funds for the SPF in the process.

A total of 19 ladies led by Sarah Elston will join the Prescott family, SPF ambassadors, supporters and RL celebrities for the 23 mile challenge and the celebration weekend .The team of dancers have supported the SPF from the inception of the charity having been inspired by Steve Prescott MBE. This includes the 2007 Long Walk Home, the 2008 Walk for Cancer, the 2009 Carnegie Challenge and the 2010 Celebrity Darts Challenge. They also provided glamour and assistance at SPF boxing events League At War, Netflights League at War 2, Battle at the Batley Frontier and the recent Sugar Ray Leonard Dinner.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats fans Matt Wood and Matthew Spiers are taking on an enormous challenge inspired by former St Helens, Hull FC and Wakefield Wildcats legend Steve Prescott MBE. The duo leave from the Wakefield Wildcats ground on Wednesday 6th of July covering around 900 miles in 10 days arriving at Perpignan Friday 15th of July ready to watch Wakefield take on Catalan Dragons on Saturday 16th of July.

Kevin Wright plans to run the Rutland Marathon on 18th September and raise funds and awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation. Kevin has been a serving member of the Royal Navy since 1998, specializing in Communications and Information Systems. This role has seen him deploy around the world in a variety of roles, from anti-piracy tasking to offering humanitarian aid following tropical storms and other natural disasters.

Former amateur rugby league player Andrew Devaynes has set himself a formidable challenge as he plans to cycle from Lands End to John o'Groats setting off on 20th May. He will complete the  930 mile route over seven days raising funds and awareness for the Steve Prescott Foundation on the way.

Andrew says, ‘I am 34 years old, married with two daughters and currently studying towards a PhD. I played rugby league for Clockface Miners ARLFC for 10 years and represented Edge Hill University in the Challenge Cup in 2011.

Neil Farrow Managing Director of Spectrum leads by example and not only completed the impressively successful Kilimanjaro Challenge 2015 which raised over £150,000 for the Steve Prescott Foundation(SPF) but has already signed up for the Everest Challenge for 2016 alongside fellow director David de Livio. The latest epic challenge inspired by the late Steve Prescott MBE former St Helens and Hull FC Great Britain rugby league international is sponsored by the Manchester based Spectrum Group, a leading supplier of support services in the Construction and Rail Sectors.

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