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The Steve Prescott Foundation is a registered charity and is the legacy of Steve Prescott MBE who passed away in November 2013. Steve played for St Helens, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and was a Great Britain and Ireland international before a knee injury prematurely ended his career.
Steve was diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei in 2006 and formed the SPF to raise funds and raise awareness for Try Assist, formerly The Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the Christie Hospital in Manchester. He undertook many physically and mentally exhausting challenges during his illness to raise funds. Steve had a pioneering multi visceral transplant with the small bowel, pancreas, duodenum and abdominal wall included at the Oxford Transplant Unit and although this eradicated the cancer Steve passed away a few weeks later. The SPF now also supports research into multi visceral transplants. Steve was immensely proud of the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k. It was Steve’s wish to give the people of St Helens and Rugby League community a vehicle to get fit and healthy. The GPW Recruitment St Helens has certainly fulfilled his wish. We would like to encourage all athletes to raise funds for The Steve Prescott Foundation. A lot of work and effort goes into the organising of this event and we would like your support to continue Steve’s incredible legacy and help those less fortunate than ourselves.
The SPF has raised over £1,500,000 since its inception in 2007. The SPF helps in the organisation of the annual St Helens 10k run and the Pride of St Helens Awards.
Fund raising events for 2020 include the Lancashire Lanes Cycling Sportive in April, the Tower to Tower cycling challenge in June, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in September and the Machu Picchu trek in October.
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