Everfest – Steve Prescott Foundation Charity Gig

Posted on: March 5, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Tickets on Sale!

Join us for a wonderful night filled with live music from “Drunk In Public” and “Slag Bank” and DJ James Henry Tyson to help raise as much money as possible for the Steve Prescott foundation. There also will be a bottle raffle. This Event is for ages 18 and over.

 

Steve Prescott played Rugby League for St Helens, Hull, Wakefield, Ireland and was a GB Lions Tourist.

In September 2006, Steve was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei a rare form of Cancer, he was told that he would not see his two children grow up; he was given months to live. He underwent a major operation in Basingstoke Hospital and tumours were removed from his abdomen. After surgery Steve was transferred to The Christie Hospital in Manchester for chemotherapy treatment to try to control the remaining disease.

The concept of undertaking fund-raising took shape in August 2007, after Steve was Guest of Honour at a Wigan Supporters versus St.Helens Supporters Charity Rugby League match. The game signified the starting point of the Steve Prescott Foundation, with two organisations close to his own heart set to receive the benefits of his own fund-raising activities:

The Christie: The Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating over 40,000 patients a year. It is one of only two national specialist hospitals that specialises in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei in GB.

 

Try Assist: Previously known as The Rugby League Benevolent Fund, and aims to support players whose lives are affected by serious injuries while playing the game of Rugby League. SPF Donates 25k to Try Assist Fund