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, which was set up by Steve Prescott MBE in 2007, will continue its fundraising efforts despite the loss of its inspirational founder. Since its formation, the foundation has raised over £500,000 for both charities which were close to Steve’s heart.
In order to ensure the ongoing success of the foundation, a number of famous faces from the world of sport have agreed to become foundation ambassadors and pickup Steve’s mantle.
The newly appointed Steve Prescott Foundation Ambassadors include England coach Steve McNamara, BBC presenter George Riley as well as a host of current and former rugby league players including Paul Sculthorpe, Lee Radford, Barrie McDermott, Terry O'Connor, Andy Gregory, Garry Schofield, Tommy Martyn, Chris Joynt, Shaun Briscoe, Lee Briers, Jon Wilkin, Paul Wellens, they are joined by ex Premiership referee and fellow cancer sufferer Mark Halsey, World Middleweight Boxing contender Martin Murray and inspiration Afghanistan War Hero Andy Reid. More will be added to this incredible list of support in the new year!
Mike Denning Chairman of the SPF "It is a testament to Steve that there is so many high calibre ambassadors wanting to continue his legacy. They are from all aspects of life and will continue to help and inspire those less fortunate than ourselves"
As a mark of respect for Steve and his fundraising efforts The Christie will be adding a golden leaf to its tree of life in his memory.
There will be a full calendar of events throughout the year as The Steve Prescott Foundation will continue with its fundraising activity in 2014 as it looks to add to the impressive £500,000 total.
Starting with the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run on March 9 followed by the Engage Mutual SPF Tour De Yorkshire on June 7 and 8 and the Walk For Steve - Lands End to John O'Groats in 12 Days which starts on July 13. Another expedition to Kilimanjaro is planned for late August.
The annual Irn-Bru Taylor Park Challenge will also be part of the calendar with the Solar King Pride of St Helens Awards on October 31 rounding off the year’s events. There will also be the Scoffs Events Great Run Series taking place throughout the year.
To find out more about the Steve Prescott Foundation and its fundraising events, visithttp://www.steveprescottfoundation.co.uk
Thanks to David Wilkinson (Engage Mutual & Burnt Image Photography