More than £200,000 raised from Mount Kilimanjaro rugby match

Published: Friday 30th October 2015 by KCFM

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More than £214,000 has been raised after former rugby league players took part in the world’s highest game of rugby league.

The match took place at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for the Steve Prescott Foundation – created by the former Hull FC player who died in 2013 after battling stomach cancer.

Former Hull FC player Chico Jackson was among those taking part. He says: “It was always going to be competitive playing former professional rugby players or former sports people.  It wasn’t the quickest game of rugby you could ever watch, but it was very entertaining.”

The foundation raises funds for the Christie Hospital in Manchester, Try Assist (formerly the Rugby League Benevolent Fund), and for research into multi-visceral transplants in Oxford.

Linzi Prescott says: “I am incredibly proud of each and every one that took on this challenge. I think it is amazing what they have achieved. I cannot thank them enough for continuing Stephen’s legacy.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/teams/kili2015 to donate.

KCFM

Published: Friday 30th October 2015 by KCFM

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