- Created: Monday, 01 February 2016 18:16
Epic Everest Base Camp Challenge awaits Prescott family!
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.
As soon as Taylor heard about the Spectrum Everest Base Camp Event, he wanted to take this challenge on! He takes after his dad in so many ways and when it was possible for Taylor to take part, I had no option but to go with him.
In 2010 Stephen had a meeting with Carnegie University about tackling Everest Base Camp, unfortunately this never transpired. Stephen would not ask anyone to do anything unless he was prepared to do the same! I hope by taking part in this challenge I will inspire others to take part in all the great events we have lined up for 2016 and support the SPF”
Taylor Prescott who is playing football for Liverpool Academy Under 14s said “I am really honoured to have the chance to climb to Everest Base Camp for my dad’s charity and follow in his footsteps. It will be a fantastic opportunity and will give me a once in a lifetime experience. I would like to thank everybody who will be joining my mum and I on this challenge. When I was growing up and seeing my dad’s achievements, I told him that one day I would do challenges with him to support the charity. That has not changed since he has been taken away and I am more determined to do what I can to continue his legacy and make him proud.”
The Everest Base Camp Challenge 2016 sponsored by the Manchester based Spectrum Group, a leading supplier of support services in the industrial sector follows on from the fantastic success of the Spectrum Kilimanjaro Challenge of 2015 which raised over £150,000 for the SPF.
The party of climbers led by SPF Trustee Ade Cunliffe will set off on their adventure on 13th October and return to the UK on 28th October. Personalities already pledging to undertake this challenge are St Helens actor Michael Parr who plays bad boy Ross Barton in ITV’s Emmerdale and rugby league legends Lee Briers, Barrie McDermott, Alan Hunte, Chico Jackson, Mike Wainwright, Ade Gardner, Iestyn Harris and Neil Harmon.
Emmerdale’s Mike Parr said ‘We will try and raise as much money as possible by climbing the biggest mountain in the world. It’s going to be challenging but hopefully the money we raise will change people’s lives. It is a great privilege to be taking part with Linzi & Taylor, when I heard the news it sent shivers down my spine!’ Each of the climbers agrees to raise minimum of £4500 for the SPF. Some of the ladies who successfully conquered Kilimanjaro have also signed up for the trek including Jenna Brough, Janet Caldwell and Hayley Russell.
The party will arrive in Kathmandu and then face an eleven day trek to Nepal Everest Base Camp and then continue to "Kala Pattar" to reach a finishing height of 5645 meters above sea level. The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. The trek is considered strenuous and will be a test of fitness, stamina and determination for all the climbers in the true spirit of Steve Prescott.
To sponsor Linzi & Taylor on this incredible challenge please go to https://www.justgiving.com/LinziTaylor/