Last year we introduced the inspirational story of Steve Prescott, a well-remembered local rugby league hero who sadly passed away in 2013 after captured the hearts of many with his fight against cancer and fundraising efforts.
Inspired by this legacy we embarked on a year of fundraising events and have since managed to raise over £1000 for his charity The Steve Prescott Foundation.
But our success for Steve ended on a sweet note as we presented the cash to the charity at their glitzy afternoon with boxing icons Sugar Ray Leonard and Martin Murray at Sutton Leisure Centre, St Helens.
Local rugby league club St Helens RLFC (also known as the Saints) sparked our desire to give something back when they gifted us a rare, signed Mal Meninga plaque, which we decided to donate at the Sugar Ray event to further help raise money for the cause.
Talking about the fundraising success our Managing Director Tony Smith said: ‘It’s been a whirlwind of events. Everyone got involved and did a great job in raising the funds.
‘The kind gesture from Saints inspired us to give something back and we thought who better to support, than SPF. Hopefully all the money raised will make a big difference to a great local cause.’
Also recognising our fundraising efforts was Saint’s star Joe Greenwood who said: ‘Steve was one of my coaches on Saints Academy – he was a special guy and I would encourage everyone to follow NCC Home Learning’s example and support SPF.’
For more information on Steve ‘Prekky’ Prescott who is now dubbed by the rugby and local community as the ‘Man of Steel’ please see our previous blog.