Volunteers from the Steve Prescott Foundation were invited into the Mayor’s Parlour ahead of a world record attempt which will see them play a game of rugby league – at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Former players including Saints ace, Alan Hunte, Warrington Wolves star,
Lee Briers, along with Ian Pitts, John Hodkinson, Hayley Russell and Barry Brown joined Councillors Steve and Lynn Glover before jetting off on
Tuesday (today) to explain their latest challenge which involves a team of
40 people tackling the 19,341ft mountain in just six days, then marking out
a full sized rugby pitch, erecting two sets of inflatable rugby posts and
play a full game of rugby, refereed by RFL match official, Robert Hicks.
Councillor Steve Glover said:“I take my hat off to these extraordinary
people for attempting such an ambitious challenge which I know Steve
himself had his heart set on completing”.
“This is further proof that the great man’s legacy continues to live on and
I have every faith that they will successfully accomplish this challenge,
while raising thousands of pounds for charity.”