Steve Prescott Foundation
The Steve Prescott Foundation was launched in 2007 by rugby league legend and heroic charity fundraiser, Steve Prescott MBE. Steve had a Rugby League playing career that had taken him to the highest level. But in September 2006, at the age of 32 and in the same week that his second son was born, Steve was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, a rare and incurable form of stomach cancer.
Despite being given just months to live, Steve set up the Foundation to raise funds for three beneficiary charities close to Steve’s heart: Try Assist, The Christie in Manchester, and the Oxford Transplant Association. The Foundation’s aim is to inspire people to overcome adversity, in whatever form it may come. The punishing physical challenges undertaken by its supporters are a true testament to that.
An inspiration to others, Steve continued to take part in a range of challenges until he finally lost his long battle with the disease in November 2013. The Foundation now continues in his name, raising much needed funds through fundraising events, unique challenges, and supporter events.
We first became involved with the Steve Prescott Foundation during our seven years as title sponsor of the Engage Super League. At this time we supported several Rugby League charities, and one of these was the Foundation.
After supporting the Foundation’s first challenge in 2008, we went on to become its main sponsor in 2010 and got involved in a number of their activities to raise funds – including the Paris to London Marathon Challenge, Race to the Grand Final, and end-to-end extreme.
As well as supporting – and occasionally taking part in – some of Steve’s inspirational fundraising events, we also offered practical and organisational help to the Foundation. For more information about the Steve Prescott Foundation visit their website >