A funeral will be held today for St Helens rugby league star Steve Prescott.
Former rugby league player Steve Prescott, MBE has been admitted to hospital following his participation in the Race to the Grand Final
Former Rugby League player Steve Prescott is preparing to hand over the Super League Grand Final match ball at Old Trafford this evening.
The former Rugby League player Steve Prescott MBE will canoe up the Bridgewater Canal today. He is due to arrive at Old Trafford mid-afternoon, in time for this evening's Super League Grand Final between Warrington and Leeds.
The canoe trip forms the final part of his 48-hour Race to the Grand Final endurance challenge. Steve, who has stomach cancer, is raising money for the Steve Prescott Foundation. He and 30 other participants have already cycled from Hull to Liverpool, swum the Mersey, and run to Runcorn.
Steve Prescott will start his latest endurance challenge this evening, as he swims the Humber on the first leg of a journey from Hull to Old Trafford.
Mike Hall caught up with Steve during training for the challenge.
Mike Hall spends the day with former St Helens Rugby League star Steve Prescott.
Steve is continuing his fight with stomach cancer. Next week he plans to take his fundraising beyond the £400,000 mark with his latest endurance challenge.
Steve Prescott has cancer. His fundraising journey is made up of 5 legs:
Run the Paris marathon (Sunday 15 April)
Cycle from Paris to the English Channel
Cross the English Channel in individual kayaks
Cycle from the English South coast to London
Run the London marathon (Sunday 22 April)
The rugby player Steve Prescott is now on day three of his latest fundraising challenge. The former St Helens fullback has cancer but he is aiming to get from Paris to London in a week by bike and kayak and with a marathon at each end.