Steve Prescott Foundation give out £100,000 Christmas gift

Rugby league and community is something that’s entwined with fans being some of the most giving and generous people and teams working in and around the community as well.

That giving and generous spirit has been exemplified again with the Steve Prescott Foundation, named after the late great man who now also has the Man of Steel award named in his honour, raising and donating £100,000 to two separate charities.

Prescott was part of the St Helens squad that won the inaugural Super League title in 1996 and went on to play for the Red Vee 117 times before switching to Hull FC where he also surpassed 100 appearances across two spells, a season at Wakefield Trinity splitting his five years on Humberside.

Diagnosed with a form of stomach cancer in 2006 in his early thirties he waw given just months to live but he took that challenge head on creating the Steve Prescott Foundation in 2007.

Upon his sad passing in 2013, at which point he’d already helped to raise hundreds of thousands for charity, the Man of Steel was formally named in his honour.

The foundation has clearly continued that great work and have announced a donation of £50,000 to both the Christie Charity and Rugby League Cares.

The foundation’s Twitter page announced the great work and thanked those who have donated.

The two charities that benefit combine Prescott’s journey with the Rugby League Benevolent Fund offering “life-long assistance to players and the families of players who have suffered life-changing injuries playing rugby league,” as per the charities Twitter.

The Christie Charity is the other beneficiary and serve as one of the continent’s leading cancer centres, something that Prescott himself battled as many do.

For more information on donation if you’d like to embrace the giving spirit of the festive season then the Steve Prescott Foundation website link with information on how to do so as well as the great work they do is here.

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