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Aggregate Industries concrete team gears up for Walk Against Cancer 2008

22 July 2008

Aggregate Industries concrete department is helping to increase awareness of this year’s ‘Steve Prescott Foundation Walk Against Cancer’ by carrying the charity’s colours on some of their concrete mixer trucks.

The foundation, of which we are the main sponsor, was set up last year by Steve Prescott, a former Hull FC rugby league player whose professional career was ended early when he was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer.

The annual ‘Walk Against Cancer’, which starts on 21 September, is a gruelling 246 mile walk over 14 days. Starting in Hull, it takes in 23 rugby league clubs along the way, finishing at Old Trafford in Manchester on 4 October on Rugby League’s Grand Final Day.

Steve White, Regional Operations Manager for the Concrete team and one of the volunteers taking on this year’s challenge, commented: “As a business, we are committed to supporting a number of local charities and the Steve Prescott Foundation is a fantastic cause.

“We have already donated £10,000 to the charity but wanted to go one step further and help create more awareness by branding our new concrete mixers in their colours. These wagons will visit numerous jobs we undertake next year, so hopefully more people out on the roads will see the foundation’s logo and lend their support as a result.

The first of new concrete mixer trucks was unveiled at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, Lancashire, earlier this month.

He continued: “The museum is another organisation that we support, so we thought it would be a good idea to launch the new vehicle alongside some of the historic and grand commercial vehicles of the past that feature at the site. These vehicles will also be taking part in the Walk against Cancer as well.”
Concrete’s Steve White will be joining Steve Prescott and a number of other volunteers, including rugby league legend Tommy Martyn on the walk.

Steve Prescott said: “I would like to thank Aggregate Industries' Concrete for its generous support. This year we are looking forward to more of the rugby league community joining in and raising even more money for cancer research at Christie’s Hospital in Manchester, where I am being treated, and for the Rugby Football League’s Benevolent Fund. I would also like to thank the RFL for giving us the permission to take the actual ball that will kick off the Grand Final at Old Trafford with us along the way, giving not only the Super League fans but also traditional clubs the chance to see it.”

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