Steve Hardisty to run London Marathon to raise money for Ronan Costello


Steve Hardisty – Club Welfare, Safeguarding and Education Manager:

After completing the 2017 London Marathon, the euphoria of the event along with the sense that as a collective (all of the many donations from so many generous people) we had made a difference, i decided that i would like, once again to raise much needed funds for Headway and take on the challenge of the 2018 London Marathon.

The event will coencide with celebrating the life of Ronan Costello. Ronan tragically lost his life in June 2016 representing the Huddersfield Giants Academy doing something which he loved, playing Rugby League.

Ronan epitomized the Ethos of the Academy and embraced every aspect with pride, passion and unquestionable commitment.

Ronan’s passing left a huge hole in everyone’s lives who were fortunate enough to work with him every day and shared his burning ambition to become a professional athlete.

Headway provide a specialist service for people, and their families who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Ronan’s immediate family were recipients of this welfare during the darkest period of their lives which included the immediate aftermath of Ronan’s injury, up to and including his passing.

The Costello family subsequently nominated Headway as one of Ronan’s two charities who they wished to be beneficiaries of any fundraising as gratitude of the charities ongoing holistic care.

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