State of Mind Sport and Steve Prescott Foundation ambassador Jimmy Gittins first met Steve Prescott MBE on the ‘Walk Against Cancer’ in 2007 and a firm friendship was cemented. Steve Prescott and Jimmy Gittins shared the same philosophy that “What the mind believes, the body achieves!”
Both pushed their bodies physically and mentally to the limit, overcame adversity and the cards they were dealt. They tackled many challenges together, including a parachute jump, cycling across France, paddling a dragon boat down the Thames and their final challenge, ‘The Race to the Grand Final’ in 2012.
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THE TROPHY WILL NOW UNIQUELY BE DECIDED ACROSS TWO LEAGUE GAMES
Next month, the Steve Prescott Foundation Trophy Final will take place between Leigh Miners Rangers and Wath Brow Hornets.
In previous years, the Trophy has been a curtain raiser for the Kingstone Press NCL Season with the aim of raising money for the charity.
McDonalds, Sherdley Road, St Helens have very kindly nominated the SPF as its chosen charity as they raffle items including a framed signed Saints shirt and an SPF goody bag containing a limited edition One in a Million hoody, Steve Prescott’s Autobiography ‘ One in a Million’, and a SPF rugby ball.
Jane Ball, Senior Media Sales Executive at the St Helens Star is taking part in the Rock n Roll Liverpool Marathon on Sunday 29th May just three years after taking up running. Jane will be accompanied by husband Adrian raising funds and awareness for the Steve Prescott Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice.
The 4th St Helens Triathlon will take place on the 9th September 2018. Organisers the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) in association with event management team BeUrBest Ltd are delighted to continue their partnership with main sponsors Handepay for this prestigious annual event in the Triathlon calendar. The inaugural St Helens triathlon was held in 2015 with the realisation of Steve Prescott’s dream for a Triathlon to take place in St Helens.
On the 25th September 2016, the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) will host the Tabern St Helens Triathlon. Last year’s inaugural triathlon was immensely successful; the foundation set up in his name had finally made the great man’s dream become a reality. The race will start at Eccleston Mere and will include an Olympic and Sprint triathlon distance.
Martin Blondel, general manager of the SPF, described the event as the hardest logistical challenge in the SPF’s history.
He said: “Steve and I had been working on the concept of a triathlon taking place in St Helens for over three years. Leading people within St Helens said it would not happen. It was Steve’s last wish that it would take place. We could have easily opted for an indoor swim but Steve wanted in true SPF style for the triathlon to be a full test and this certainly is! Last year we attracted over 300 participants, this year we are hoping that "triathletes" of all abilities will test themselves and be inspired by Steve's courage in our Million Pound Year"
The second part of the triathlon will tackle the famous “Shaley Brow” into Orrell and back down past the Lancashire Manor Hotel through Crawford Village then into Rainford High School, who will host the second transition area. The Olympic triathletes will head back out to Crank for another loop of the cycling course with the sprint triathletes setting out from the school onto a 5km course around Rainford. On completion of the 25 mile bike ride the Olympic triathletes will attempt the Rainford 10k course to finish the triathlon.
Comedian Johnny Vegas is going to renew rivalry with St Helens Rugby League legend Paul Sculthorpe MBE as they will compete against each other and then take on an impressive line up of St Helens finest celebrities for the Bartons Pickles Crown Green Celebrity Challenge.
Vegas and Scully first clashed at Ping Pong that took place at Andy Reid's Cinema Bar with Scully just coming out the victor with a narrow 21-18 victory. Vegas promised he would extract revenge and thrown down the gauntlet to the man of steel. The noble art of crown green bowling with profits from the event going to The Steve Prescott Foundation.
Watt Bike training session at Hull St Stephens Tesco Extra Sunday 6th May
The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is delighted to confirm the cyclists who will take part in Team K3 Zadara Race Across Europe (RACE) Cycling Challenge raising funds and awareness for the Charity.
An impressive 8 man team representing the SPF will tackle the gruelling 3000 mile cycling endurance race starting on the 3rd July 2018. 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 and raise awareness of the charity.
On Friday 10th July 2015 three Saints fans Rob 'Rughead' Taylor, Bobby Taylor and Sam Thompson are embarking on a 30 mile journey, visiting five rugby league stadiums along the way. Starting at the DW stadium at 6am, they will call in at Leigh, Warrington and Widnes before finishing the charity walk at Langtree Park, St Helens around 6.30pm. Rob and Bobby are 3rd year university students and Sam is a trainee accountant. Rob says ‘We'd talked about doing something for charity and thought there was no better cause than the SPF considering our love for rugby, Saints in particular. We chose the route to feasibly call at the 5 local rugby grounds starting at the DW, the closest ground to home and finishing at Langtree Park, in time for the Huddersfield match. This worked out well considering our support for Saints! We planned the route using Google Maps, with the walking route working out at a nice round number, 30 miles.’ The itinerary is:-
Entries are now open for a prize draw that will see six amateur rugby league clubs win new websites and The Steve Prescott Foundation receive a significant donation from prize draw sponsors Tecmark.
Manchester-based digital agency Tecmark is celebrating the launch of its WebPro product by providing up to six amateur rugby league clubs with new, responsive websites in a free-to-enter 'Six Of The Best' prize draw.
For every website given away, Tecmark will make a donation to the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Liam Gordon, an 18 year old Hull FC supporter is running the Humber Bridge Half Marathon on 28th June in aid of the SPF. Liam is studying sports coaching and performance at Hull University.
Liam says ‘I grew up looking up to Steve and his fundraising and I want to give something back.’
Liam has no previous running experience, although he does play football, rugby and is a keen boxer.
Donations can be made to Liam by Just Giving - https://www.justgiving.com/Liam-Gordon66
Good luck with your training and thank you so much for your support Liam
Adrian Morley of Salford Red Devils and former captain of Great Britain has signed up to join the 32 strong team of climbers for the Spectrum Kilimanjaro Challenge in October 2015 in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). The climb usually takes 9 days to complete but the challenge is to complete the climb in just 5 days.
To raise funds towards this challenge Adrian, who is an ambassador of the SPF is hosting a dinner on Saturday 27th June at the Palace Hotel, Manchester.
The SPF are delighted once again to be the beneficiaries of St Helens Chamber's generousity and look forward to being one of their charity partners for 2015 along with great friends Willowbrook Hospice.
Unfortunately the weather was not kind which severely affected numbers at he popular SPF Event.
As ever the day was extremely competitive with friendly "banter" between all the teams.
There were five trophies available, here are the winners
Big mention to the Horizon Group who finished 2nd in the overall competition.
We are pleased to announce that Linzi Prescott & SPF Ambassador Shaun Briscoe will join 29 other athletes in running the Jane Tomlinsons Asda Foundation Hull 10k Run on the 14th June.
Team Prescott has been put together by one of the people behind the naming of The Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award Graham Middleton who has continued to support the SPF Charity along with Hull KR fan Andy O'Donnell who came up with the idea at last years 10k Run.
Jack Denton was a lifelong St Helens RFC fan.
Rugby League along with his loving family was his life.
Sadly on October 13th 2014 he sadly passed away leaving a loving family with many fond memories.
It was Jacks wish that all donation went to the Steve Prescott Foundation and a phenomenal £770 was donated.
The SPF would like to thank all family and friends who donated.
Jack Denton RIP
The Steve Prescott Foundation’s latest challenge, the Cara Brickwork I'm a Precky Fan!!..............Get me out of Here!! in association with EDGE Travel Worldwide took place at the weekend raising an amazing £10k in the process.
The unique 48 hour challenge took place in a secret location near Burwardsley, West Cheshire.
Robert William Longmuir was Born 5/05/1945 - Arbroath, Scotland. He left Scotland at 16 years of age to join the Army, entered the medics corp.
Rob then trained as a nurse, rising to Nurse Manager.
Along with his wife Gabe he was an avid Saints follower he lived St.Helens for 50years and sadly passed away on the 29th of March 2015.
Rob admired Steve Prescott as a player but even more so off the pitch.
Rob and his family graciously decided that all donations would go to the Steve Prescott Foundation, a princely sum of £635 has been donated.
The SPF would like to pass on their gratitude and condolences to all family and friends of Rob Longmuir.
Our Open Water Swim returns for the Handepay St Helens Triathlon from this Monday 8th of May at Eccleston Mere, St Helens. We will then be running sessions every Monday night from 6:30pm till 8pm.
Haydock-based firm promises five figure donation to Steve Prescott Foundation as part of birthday celebrations
Card payment specialists Handepay are celebrating a decade in business with a pledge to donate £10,000 to the Steve Prescott Foundation over the next year.
Alongside an initial donation of £1,000, the company donated further funds raised by a raffle held during the celebrations.
The RFL has confirmed that Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones passed away this evening after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a League 1 match against London Skolars.
Jones who was 29, collapsed after being replaced early in the match and was treated by the match doctor and paramedics at the ground before being taken to the Royal Free Hospital. Despite extensive efforts to resuscitate him, Jones passed away at the hospital.
Please watch Preckys Proclaimers in advance of their epic Walk for Precky, starting Monday the 4th May
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