Saints legend Paul Sculthorpe made a personal visit to thank fundraising staff at Whiston Hospital who have donated to the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Mental health workers from the Coniston Unit, run by 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, raised £300 by taking part in the 5K Santa Dash round Liverpool’s streets before Christmas.
Along with Martin Blondel from the Foundation, Scully collected the cheque which will be used to support The Christie Hospital and Try Assist – rugby league’s benevolent fund.
“We were delighted to welcome Scully to the ward, along with Martin Blondel from the Steve Prescott Foundation,” said ward manager Dave Maddock.
“We wanted to honour Steve’s life and legacy with a little challenge of our own. I’d like to thank all our colleagues for sponsoring us, and to wish the foundation all the best with their continuing good work.”
Sculthorpe said: “I’m a big supporter of the State of Mind campaign which helps rugby players and their communities to change the way they feel by changing the way they think.
“The lads on Coniston Ward do a terrific job – supporting patients with mental ill-health on the road to recovery.
“I was pleased to be able to thank them in person for what they have done in memory of my best mate.”