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GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run 2019 great success

GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run 2019 was a great success despite appalling weather conditions

The 9th annual GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run took place on Sunday 10th March despite appalling weather conditions. The 10k run is organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) in association with principal sponsor GPW Recruitment and it was a real privilege to welcome the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu and his entourage to the event. The Archbishop of York gave all the runners a special Blessing before the event and was present to start the race. The Mayor of St Helens Cllr Pat Ireland and Mayoress Lynne Glover were also on hand to start the race of 1699 runners from the Totally Wicked Stadium amid cold driving rain and strong winds.

Archbishop of York to bless this year’s GPW Recruitment St Helens 10K Run

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.

Steve Prescott Foundation presents £50k to The Christie

Steve Prescott Foundation(SPF) Trustees Linzi Prescott and Mike Denning accompanied by SPF ambassadors rugby league legend Paul Sculthorpe MBE, actor Mike Parr and George Riley presented a magnificent £50k cheque to Dr Mark Saunders, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and representatives of The Christie Charity, Nichola Doran, Community Development Manager and Louise Dawson, Community Fundraising Officer. Mark is the lead consultant clinical oncologist at The Christie who specialises in the treatment of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and gastrointestinal tumours.

GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run 2019

On the 10th March the Totally Wicked Stadium will once again host the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run.

This will be the 8th annual 10k which has come along way since its the early days of Birchley Street Car Park.

Organisers of the 10k are once again anticipating over 2000 athletes of all shapes,sizes and ability from competitive runners to walkers, the 10k has became the biggest fundraising event in the borough.

Chocolate Orange Challenge

The Steve Prescott Foundation are delighted to once again support Team Chocolate Oranges appeal and provide our NHS heroes with a token gesture of a Chocolate Orange as a thank you for the fantastic work they do throughout the year.