Hatton's Travel prides itself on working alongside two of St Helen's best charities
The Steve Prescott Foundation
The Steve Prescott Foundation is a registered charity and is the legacy of Steve Prescott MBE who passed away in November 2013. Steve played for St Helens, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and was a Great Britain and Ireland international before a knee injury prematurely ended his career. Steve was diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei in 2006 and formed the SPF to raise funds and awareness for Try Assist, formerly the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the Christie Hospital in Manchester. He undertook many physically and mentally exhausting challenges during his illness to raise funds. Steve had a pioneering mutli-visceral transplant with the small bowel, pancreas, duedenum and abdominal wall included at the Oxfroed Transplant United and although this eradicated the cancer, Steve passed away a few weeks later. the SPF also supports the Oxford Transplant Foundations research program.
The SPF has raised over 700,00 since its inception in 2007 and it is expected that the million pound milestone will be reached in 2016. The SPF helps in the organisation of the Annual St Helens 10k run and the Taylor Park Challenge. There are several other events planned for this year including the inaugural St Helens Triathlon which takes place in September. It was always Steve's wish to hold this event and now his wish is becoming a reality. In October 2015 a party of 38 climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and also broke the World Record for the World's Highest Altitude Game of Ruby League. No doubt that everyone who took on the challenge was motivated by Steve's mantra "What the mind believes, the body achieves"
Steve Prescott continues to inspire a generation and the RFL honoured his contributing to Rugby League by naming the annual Super League Player of the Year award "The Steve Prescott Man Of Steel Award"
Willowbrook Hospice is an Independent Charity established in 1993 by a group of local people to raise funds to build and run a Specialist Palliative Care Unit.
Willowbrook Hospice, an independent charity covering St Helens and Knowsley in Merseyside, aims to enhance the quality of life, and relieve the suffering of patients with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing Specialist Palliative Care for those in need and support for their carers.