WALKERS on the Steve Prescott ‘Walk Against Cancer’ will be hitting Huddersfield tomorrow.
Former St Helens and Hull star Prescott and a whole host of ‘guest’ walkers are halfway through the latest charity walk from Hull KR’s Craven Park to Old Trafford for next Saturday’s Super League Grand Final to raise cash for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
He will visit 23 rugby league clubs en-route to Manchester as part of a 246-mile trip, and is expected to call in at the Galpharm Stadium around lunchtime tomorrow.
It is hoped the walk will raise around £100,000 for the Foundation, which provides cash for cancer research at Christie’s Hospital in Manchester and the RFL Benevolent Fund.
Prescott, who is now 34, set up the Foundation after he was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer in September 2006 and underwent chemotherapy at Christie’s. A scan earlier this month revealed the tumour had not moved or grown in size.
Many RL celebrities are joining Prescott on the legs (tomorrow’s takes in Huddersfield and Halifax), and on next week’s Wigan route Giants back-rower Stephen Wild and his best mate, Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin, will be joining the fun.
But anyone would be welcome to take part in the walk, and that will be Prescott’s hope this weekend.