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Steve Prescott Foundation General Manager Martin Blondel receives MBE for Services to St Helens Community during Covid 19

I am absolutely overwhelmed and humbled to receive an MBE for services to the St Helens Community during COVID 19.

It has been an extremely difficult time for everyone during this pandemic.

This award is dedicated to my beautiful caring mother Val Blondel who sadly left us in January due to COVID. My mum like most was taken far too early.

Cara Brickwork Sponsor Yorkshire Three Peaks 2021 Challenge

The Steve Prescott Foundation are delighted to announce that long time SPF supporters Cara Brickwork as the main sponsors of the Cara Brickwork Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, raising funds for The Steve Prescott Foundation.

This iconic challenge will take place on the weekend of 25th to 27th June with the three peaks challenge starting on Saturday 26th June.

With Health and Safety paramount, this year's GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run will not take place in its original form and will now become a top-class Virtual Weekend with state of the art timing solutions by the best in the business TDL Event Services.

Martin Blondel said, “The organising committee of the GPW Recruitment St Helens10k Run have delayed this decision as long as possible. Considering the current position with COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision of replacing the normal 10k run with a top-class Virtual Run Weekend that will take place on the same weekend of 6/7th March. This is in line with other 10k runs across the country. We have invested a lot of time and effort with our timing solutions providers TDL Event Services on creating an app that will be interactive and give athletes a unique insight into their 10k run. The app will track every runner via GPS and will give a time for each kilometre completed; this will then show up on the app.

First Overseas Team Member is Special

We are elated to announce our first overseas participant in the SPF 1000 Mile Walk 2021. It is someone very special to the SPF family.

Dr Anil Vaidya, a name that may ring a bell with some SPF supporters. Anil was the surgeon consultant who operated successfully on Steve Prescott performing the World's first ever multi visceral transplant operation for a patient with Pseudomyxoma, in 2013. Sadly, Steve passed away three weeks later as a result of Graft Versus Host Disease, but he was cancer free.

The SPF, through Trustee Linzi Prescott, have continued to remain in contact with Anil and supported his great work on Pseudomyxoma and Cancer research.

Steve Prescott Foundation £50,000 donation to The Christie

Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) Trustee Linzi Prescott this week presented a magnificent £50k cheque to Professor Mark Saunders, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and to Professor Sarah O’Dwyer, Consultant Surgeon and Lead Clinician for the Peritoneal Tumour Service at The Christie. The presentation was facilitated by The Christie Charity Community Fundraising Officer Louise Dawson.  Mark is the lead consultant who specialises in the treatment of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and gastrointestinal tumours.