A team of runners and representatives of the Steve Prescott Foundation have completed the Jane Tomlinson Asda Foundation Hull 10K to raise money for the charity set up by the late Hull FC, St. Helens and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats player.
Martin Blondel, secretary for the Steve Prescott Foundation, said the idea for a team to do the run came from Super League Fan of Pride Graham Middleton to raise funds for the charity which supports Christies Cancer Hospital, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and Oxford Transplant Foundation.
Mr Blondel also spoke about a team including Super League legends Barrie McDermott, Adrian Morley, Lee Briers, Gareth Carvell, Alan Hunte and Chico Jackson, which will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in October on behalf of the charity.
Speaking about Graham Middleton, who organised the campaign that had the Man of Steel Award named after Steve Prescott last year, he said, “Graham is a legend for everything he’s done for the foundation.”
After the race Mr Middleton, who had a cortisone injection during the week to be able to run, said he had done it because Steve Prescott still inspires him and will continue to do so.
“I aim to do a fundraiser every year, the main aim is to keep Steve’s legacy alive.
“The fact it was for the Steve Prescott Foundation certainly helped get people on board to do this today.”
Mr Middleton also said that there are plans in place for another fundraising effort next year which will be announced in the coming months which he hopes people will get behind again and members of the team have already been asking if they’re going to do the Hull 10K again next year.
Before the team set off to do the race Mr Blondel also said that there will be a big announcement in about two weeks regarding where the £5000 they’re expecting to raise from the race will be going.
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