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raised of £5,500 target by 182 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,395 to In Memory of Steven Keigher – Running the Manchester Marathon For Salford Red Devils Foundation

    Funded on Saturday, 27th November 2021

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    Steve tragically passed away in February this year. Steve is greatly missed by all, he was not only a long serving colleague at Salford City Council, but a good friend. Steve was such a great guy, his dry wit, passion for motorsport, particularly BMW's (2 wheels and 4), Formula 1, Rugby Leauge and Football will be long lasting memories.

    Steve’s death will not go unmarked, having had a significant impact on our lives and really highlighting the need to increase our awareness of those in need of support around us, even if, like Steve, they seemed just fine.

    As some may be aware, immediately before his untimely death, Steve was due to attend the Offload programme, run by Salford Reds Foundation. Offload is a mental fitness programme which has been tailored and adapted to engage and support men. It focuses on building mental fitness, helping men to make ground and take control. We are also working together building Official School Partnerships with Salford Red Devils giving local children unique opportunities. This is an extremely important cause and one we want to offer our support to in Steve’s memory.

    In honour of Steve, husband and wife Joe and Johanna Costello have taken the bold decision to run their first ever marathon, the Manchester Marathon on Sunday 10th October 2021!

    A significant undertaking, and one we all believe deserves some generous support in honour of Steve, to raise awareness of such tragic losses and help raise some funds for Salford Reds Foundation to drive mental fitness and raise awareness of those who are not ‘just fine’.

    We are now in the last week of our 20 week training plan! We both successfully completed the YNYS MON, Anglesey Half Marathon on 5th September, our first event! Training has had it's ups and downs with most recent hurdle being a house full of Covid 19, but we are now firmly back on track! We never anticipated what a commitment this would be, but we are close to race day now!

    If you did or didn’t know Steve please spare a thought for those like him, those who your sponsorship money could go to help, when they need it most.

    Motivation and time management has been so difficult but we are now in the final week of training, and we hope your support of our sponsorship campaign can spur us on. We have been overwhelmed by the support so far and have managed to stretch are target a couple of times now. With the big scary day now in sight your donations will really spur us on over the last few DAYS of training! Let's do Steve proud!

    Please follow our training progress on Strava, kudos and words of encouragement all well received!!

    Please give generously and thanks so much for your support!



    • Joe Costello1 year ago
      Joe Costello

      Joe Costello

      1 year ago

      WE DID IT!!!! Thank you all so much for your amazing support! It was the most physically and mentally challenging thing we have ever done and we are so proud to have completed the race to raise funds for Offload Mental Fitness Programme run by Salford Red Devils, in Steve's Memory. Special thanks to Steve's parents Stella and Ken, this would not have been possible without their support. We can't believe we ran all that way, and have raised a figure we never thought possible, it will really make a difference!! THANK YOU!!!

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      1 year ago

      Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, smashing targets and now over £3,250, with a couple more generous donations yet to come in. We are now in the last week of training and the big run is this Sunday!! Through your support we have exceeded our initial target and stretched it further. Please help us further and share, share, share! Let's work together to raise as much funds and awareness as we can. If we can run a Marathon, you can share this page!! Thank you all so much again!!

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    • David McTear

      David McTear

      Nov 9, 2021

      RIP Steve.


    • The Silvers

      The Silvers

      Nov 1, 2021

      Embarrassingly late sponsor- sorry! What an achievement, huge well done to you both!


    • Paul/Kate Devine

      Paul/Kate Devine

      Oct 24, 2021


    • andrew westbury

      andrew westbury

      Oct 22, 2021


    • Dan Middleton

      Dan Middleton

      Oct 22, 2021

      Gutted for the reasons for this. Steve took me under his wing for the first 4 years of my career. He taught me so much and I loved his company throughout. Awesome job here guys. Steve would be proud!


    • Danny


      Oct 20, 2021


    • Ray Knight

      Ray Knight

      Oct 19, 2021

      Amazing effort both of you. Steve would be so proud of your efforts


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