Sponsorship boost for Steve Prescott Foundation

Posted in: Community Last updated: 29 Nov 2012

The Steve Prescott Foundation, which raises money for The Christie, a specialist cancer hospital in Manchester and Try Assist, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund, has received a double sponsorship boost for 2013.

Founded by former rugby league ace, Steve Prescott MBE, the Foundation will continue to receive support from long-standing sponsor Engage Mutual, while St Helens-based Solar King UK will join the mutual organisation as joint title sponsor.

Solar King UK, founded by Andrew Mikhail, a close friend of Steve Prescott, has already supported a number of the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives and is upping its commitment. It will work alongside Yorkshire-based Engage Mutual to provide sponsorship and support for a number of fundraising activities throughout 2013.

Speaking of the sponsorship Steve Prescott said:

“I am delighted that Engage Mutual is to continue its backing, over the past few years it has provided much more than monetary assistance in the shape of expertise, knowledge and personal support which has been invaluable.

“It also gives me great pleasure to welcome Solar King UK as joint title sponsor. Its assistance, along with that of Engage Mutual will ensure the continued success of the Foundation.”

Andrew Mikhail, founder of Solar King UK, added:

“We have supported Steve for a number of years and are excited about the increase in our level of involvement to help not only raise awareness but also much needed money for The Christie and Try Assist.

“Solar King is a company that prides itself on establishing a better future for others and that is exactly the inspiration that Steve Prescott provides!”

Steve Prescott is currently planning a number of events for 2013, including the annual flagship challenge, which promises to be even more extreme than this year’sRace to the Grand Final.

Money raised by the Steve Prescott Foundation will continue to support The Christie and Try Assist.

 However, before Steve can embark on another round of inspiring fundraising activities he must undergo a course of chemotherapy at The Christie in Manchester.

Over the next six months, he will face fortnightly treatment in order to control his condition. It is hoped this will help to reduce the complications that frequently arise due to the remaining disease within Steve’s abdomen.

Mark Saunders, specialist consultant at The Christie, is confident the treatment will help to manage the situation and allow Steve to participate in the planned 2013 challenges.