Leading cancer hospital The Christie has praised the Steve Prescott Foundation for its work in enabling “huge progress” in cancer research.
The renowned centre in Manchester believes that funds and awareness raised by the charity has improved its understanding of cancer patients “beyond belief” and could lead to the availability of different treatments in under five years.
A crack 8 man team representing the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) will tackle a cycling endurance race called the Race Across Europe (RACE) starting on the 3rd July 2018 from Boulogne Sur Mer and finishing in Gibraltar. The route incorporates the toughest terrain Europe can offer, covering a total of 3000 miles. The challenge is to cycle nonstop, 24 hours a day, to set a 6 day record for the event. The aim for the team is to raise a massive £60k for the SPF.
Celebrates 150 St Helens Anniversary
Registration is still open for the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run 2018 which takes place on Sunday 4th March. The event is open for runners age 16 and over. We are encouraging runners to sign up as soon as possible to ensure their place in this year’s event. Entries close on 01/03/18 or when race capacity of 2500 is reached. Registration costs £25.
The internationally-acclaimed website You Are The Ref will literally take football to new heights later this year in aid of The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF)
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will give a blessing to all runners before the start of the 9th annual 10K race at St Helen’s Rugby Football Club on Sunday 10th March at 9am.
Archbishop Sentamu will be joined at the start of the race for the blessing by keen runners including the Bishop of Newcastle, Bishop Christine Hardman, Archdeacon of Warrington Roger Preece and other clergy from St Helens.
It was with great sadness the Steve Prescott Foundation Trustees and committee heard of the passing of Wilf Roach last November aged 85 years. Wilf who started his playing career at amateurs Pilks Recs, was a centre or wing and played 37 games for St Helens in the 1950s and was a popular figure amongst the fans. He retained a keen interest in sport and Saints in particular.
Wilf and his wife Elsie had recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary and were neighbours of Steve and Linzi Prescott.
Annette Conuel is a class teacher from Roseacre Primary School, Blackpool who for the eighth year in a row took on the challenge of walking from Keswick to Barrow in a day. The walk is a 40 mile challenge which includes some steep inclines through the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Annette was joined by a teaching assistant also from the Academy, Lisa Lloyd who was on her third walk and Annette’s husband Ian who was attempting his ninth. Each year approx 2000 people complete the challenge on a Saturday in May.
Jill Lawrence very kindly contacted the SPF recently with a donation of £150 in memory of her mother June Mawdsley who sadly passed away on 17th December 2015 aged 80 years.
St Helens born June was a big Saints supporter all her life.
June bumped into Steve Prescott a few years ago whilst shopping in Tesco and had her photo taken with her hero.
Saints fan Neil Marsh and his girlfriend Nicola Dean completed the Great North Run last September and raised a magnificent £312 in the process. Neil explains why he was motivated to raise funds and awareness of the SPF:-
‘My girlfriend and I have been into our fitness and running for a number of years. We enjoy giving ourselves set challenges as we find this gives us that bit of a push needed to keep ourselves training in all weathers, preparing ourselves for whatever run we have entered.
This event will see the Steve Prescott Foundation pass the Million Pound mark in Donations to our charitable causes.
We would like supporters from the past and present to join us celebrating the life of Steve Prescott MBE and the incredible legacy he has left behind.
The Prescott Family, SPF Ambassadors & RL personalities will be present.
The SPF is really proud to have a representative running the prestigious Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 which takes place on Sunday 24th April.
Shaun Archer has been lucky enough to get a ballot place for the London Marathon and will be using the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for for the Steve Prescott Foundation. Shaun will no doubt be inspired by Precky as he pounds the streets of London in the knowledge that Precky himself completed the same course on three occasions.
Huddersfield Giants fan Eddie Hirst, a Yorkshire man who has lived in St Helens for about 14 years has set himself a number of challenges for 2016.
Eddie is married to Lisa and has two children. He is a big RL fan and remains loyal to the Giants even though all his family are big Saints fans!!
Darren Henderson has set himself a unique challenge for the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k which takes place on Sunday 6th March 2016 from Langtree Park.
He plans to complete the 10k route in a Suit of Armour!! Darren is a regular participant of the St Helens 10k in different guises. Darren made his own 14th century knights outfit which he wore for the 10k in 2013 and the next year came dressed as the Predator.
Saturday 31st March
7.30PM till late
Clock Face Labour Club
469A Clock Face Road, St Helens, WA9 4TZ
Tickets £20.00 + £1.00 booking fee
Includes: Curry & Rice or Hotpot
The seventh St Helens 10k run sponsored by GPW Recruitment takes place on Sunday 5th March, with the 2000 runners setting off from the Totally Wicked Stadium at 0930. The event has already reached its capacity of 2000 entrants.
This year volunteers from St Mark's Parish Church and the Centurion Centre are supporting the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run by offering spectators at the top of North Road with tea, coffee and sandwiches whilst they wait to see their loved ones tackle the steep incline.
gymBUG fitness centre St Helens is fully behind this year's GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run in more ways than one. Firstly they are giving all runners a one day pass so they can check out all the fantastic facilities to keep up their fitness levels after they take part in the 10k. www.thegymbug.com
In addition, gymBUG's Personal Trainer and St Helens Star fitness columnist Mark Hunt has also got together "Team Hunt" who has so far managed to raise over £1300 for GPW St Helens 10k run organisers The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF).
The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is delighted to announce the latest epic challenge to raise funds and awareness for The Christie Manchester, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the SPF Special Causes Fund.
The SPF are looking for a team of 40 climbers will be tackling Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2017 to raise funds for the SPF. The challenge follows on from the SPF epic record breaking Guinness Book of World Records highest game of rugby in 2015 and the inaugural SPF trek in 2013.
On the weekend of January 17th/18th the legend that is Andrew "Wolfie" Pahlen organised a White Collar Boxing Event at the KC Stadium Hull.
To say the weekend was special would be a massive understatement.
Dave Glover, Diane Glover, Rich and Carole Carr, Phil and Jill Hart, and Simon Taylor (Lesley Taylor) from the Seven Stars St Helens are taking part in a Coast to Coast bike ride on 19th - 21st April 2013.
SAINTS have announced their match against Hull FC will be a fitting tribute to the late Steve Prescott MBE.
The Dewsbury and Heavy Woollen Beer festival returns to Dewsbury Town Hall for its fourth consecutive year, 16th-18th May.
The Steve Prescott Foundation in association with Engage Mutual Assurance are pleased to announce that the GPW Legal Services St Helens 10k Run in association with Hattons Solicitors will take place on Sunday 11th March, starting and finishing at the New Saints Stadium.
After last year’s hugely successful inaugural Taylor Park Challenge our plans for this year are to expand the event to include 12 Corporate Teams with up to 11 participants per team.
A group of friends from all over the country are getting on their bikes to raise £5,000 for the SPF.
The eight riders are cycling the L-P3 – that’s 300 miles from London to Paris in just three days. Their Paris dash begins at Wembley Stadium on Friday 23rd August, finishing on Sunday 26th at the Arc de Triomphe.
Well we have just completed day one - 88 miles in glorious weather over the hills of cornwall! Adam was leader for the day, however he was closely managed by Steve, who we are beginning to get a feeling, prefers to be in control himself. This suspiscion was confirmed when he gave Owen some coaching on how to urinate ef...fectively - the knowledge of the man is unbelievable!! Poor Jeff had a sore shoulder today, however he was fortunate to run into a stoned, drunken expert who gave him some encoragement...he is much better now. Accomodation tonight, well what a difference from last night...anyonw who has seen the burj al arab in Dubai, well its just like that! We have decided to run a 'eejit of the day' competition which was won by Steve only two minutes after leaving our hostel for forgetting his gloves! Nothing else to add other than we are off to re-hydrate with a couple of cold ones, with loads of pizza and pasta!
Neil Prescott (Steve's Brother) & John Bowes are undertaking the UK Ironman located in Bolton on the 4th August 2013, for the Steve Prescott Foundation
Steve and a star-studded team of ex-professionals will undertake the Carnegie Challenge Cup Challenge to run along this year’s tournament, embarking on a 700 mile bike ride across France before rowing 24 miles up the Thames in a dragon boat and running a half marathon to deliver the match ball to Wembley in time for the Carnegie Challenge Cup final in August.
Joshua is taking part in the Horwich Pool Triathlon which takes place on Sunday May 5th 2013.
A Team of 9 Runners are taking on the Blackpool 10k for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Recently launched HER Rugby League are using their first official event to support the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Steve Prescott said "We are honoured and highly elated that HER Rugby League have chose the SPF as their charity partner for their event at the Exiles game! It is a fantastic concept that i am sure will gather momentum, throughout our fundraising efforts the support of Women from the Rugby League Community has been phenomenal. Raising the profile of Women in Rugby League can only be good for our great game!"
Former Doncaster Rovers and York City Knights player, Craig, is preparing to embark on an epic challenge to raise funds awareness, for the Steve Prescott Foundation, Try Assist Benevolent Fund and McMillan Cancer Support. Forsyth has signed up to take part in two gruelling legs of the 2013/14 Clipper Yacht Race that will see him battle against the elements and some of the world’s most dangerous oceans.
At the end of July, Andrew Quirke will be part of an 8 man 'Thundercats' team taking part in their 2nd Adidas 24 hour Thunder Run.
Bleak Hill Teachers Ian Wellens, Ruth Larsen & Karen Davison have organised with local St Helens Legend Geoff Cropper a question and answer Evening at Langtree Park on the 18th July.
The SPF Trustees have invited long time SPF supporters Graham Middleton and Mark Milsom to join the SPF committee and continue the fantastic networking of events and raise awareness of the SPF especially in the Yorkshire area.
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Inspire Risk Management Ltd one of the UK's leading insurance brokers have most generously donated £5000 to support Linzi and Taylor Prescott’s Spectrum Everest Base Camp Challenge in October this year. Linzi and Taylor Prescott will join 38 other intrepid Steve Prescott Foundation supporters in the challenge, three days after the Super League Grand Final.
Linzi & Taylor Prescott will join 38 other intrepid Steve Prescott Foundation supporters in the Spectrum Everest Base Camp Challenge, three days after the Super League Grand Final.
Linzi Prescott said “I really cannot believe that I have signed up for this challenge. I am nervous but incredibly excited. Over the years I have witnessed Stephen push his body to the absolute limits, now it is my turn. This year is our milestone year of passing the million pound in donations to our nominated charities Try Assist, The Christie and the SPF Causes Fund! The charity has gone from strength to strength, we really are making a huge difference to people’s lives. This inspires me to continue Stephen’s legacy.
The Steve Prescott Foundation are elated to announce Kevin Keegan OBE will be the guest speaker at the £Million Celebration Dinner taking place at Langtree Park St Helens RFC on Friday 15th July.
In just a few weeks time boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard will be winging his way to St Helens for what promises to be a knockout event. Hundreds of people are expected to descend on Sutton Leisure Centre, on March 22nd, to listen to the legendary fighter who won an unprecedented 5 World titles at 5 different weights.
Two of the most inspirational women in sport are preparing to team up to share their own incredible stories
Linzi Prescott, wife of the late Rugby League star Steve Prescott who fought a brave battle against cancer, has joined 'Radcliffe's Great Runners' set up by athletics legend Paula Radcliffe.
The St Helens 10km is pleased to confirm that it has been selected as the first race in this year’s Merseyside Grand Prix.
Now in its 3rd year, the Grand Prix awards points for registered running clubs 6 best scores for teams, and 5 best scores for Individuals and Vets across 10 designated races. The events cover 5km to marathon length in distance, from March to September. St Helens 10km will be the first event of the season.
Prescott’s legacy lives on - December 2013
Former rugby league star Steve Prescott’s legacy lives on with the donation of £95,000 to two major charities, The Christie and Try Assist- The Rugby League Benevolent Fund.
The Steve Prescott Foundation are proud to announce a trio of fantastic news for the start of 2014.
Bridge to be named in honour of late rugby legend.
The Saints Way bridge, linking the town centre to Langtree Park, home of St. Helens Rugby League Club is to be named the Steve Prescott bridge in honour of one of the club’s greatest players.
The Steve Prescott Foundation are delighted to announce that footballing legend Peter Reid has graciously accepted our offer to be an ambassador for the Charity.
This weekend will see 5 Events plus a cheque presentation to the SPF.
It is breathtaking and so very much appreciated that fundraising is taking place for the SPF from one side of the country to the other.
The Steve Prescott Foundation are elated to announce that the GPW St Helens 10k Run taking place on Sunday 9th March has gone past the 1000 runners mark!
ON the 28th December 2013 at Hattons Solicitors Crusader Park the lads and lasses of Thatto Heath Crusaders ARLFC came together to enjoy the festive Season and raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
A group of Steve Prescott Foundation supporters who have been actively campaigning for the Man of Steel award to be named after Steve Prescott MBE, held a get together at the Three Crowns Public House in Hull on January 25th.
Together they raised a phenomenal £2412.29.
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