WWST Committee member Alex Chicken is to take part in a sponsored parachute jump.
As someone who always likes a challenge in life, Alex has signed up to take part in a sponsored parachute jump in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation on 30th June 2010. It is a chance in a lifetime to Skydive with the Red Devils and raise funds for charity too. A condition of the application is that Alex will need to raise at least £1250 in sponsorship.
Alex will be joining Steve Prescott, MBE and Rugby League greats Paul Sculthorpe, Terry O’Connor, Steve Hampson as well as ex Everton Legend Derek Mountfield and Emmerdale Star Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden) for this truly unique opportunity.
Alex is seeking sponsorship which will be donated to The Steve Prescott Foundation.
The proceeds from the Steve Prescott Foundation go to the Try Assist fund, and to the Christie Hospital, Manchester.
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 Steve Prescott Foundation was formed in August 2007. Steve decided that he wanted to give something back to people who needed it, after the kindness and support he received from the Rugby League community and the general public throughout the difficult time in his life. It was easy for Steve to decide which two charities he would raise money and awareness for, as they are both very close to his heart.