TWO pathways have been unveiled at Thatto Heath Crusaders rugby club in memory of two “amazing” member of the community.

Steve Prescott Way and Cllr Sheila Seddon Way were officially launched at the weekend.

Mayor Cllr Pat Ireland, a Thatto Heath ward councillor, and mayoress Lynn Glover turned out for the unveiling ceremony as the inclement weather did nothing to dampen the occasion.

Steve Prescott, from Nutgrove, died in Novmber 2013, aged 39 following an inspirational battle after he was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei in 2006.

Former Saints fullback Steve also represented Hull FC and Wakefield, in his rugby career and played for Ireland internationally.

Given just months to live in September 2006 after his diagnosis Steve showed inspirational determination and refused to give in.

Setting up the Steve Prescott Foundation, he took on a series of increasingly gruelling physical challenges in aid of the Christie and Rugby league Benevolent Fund spurred on by the mantra: “What the mind believed the body achieves”.

Sheila Seddon, a former mayor of St Helens, was a ward councillor for Thatto Heath since 1999 until her passing aged 69 in September 2015.

She had worked at Beecham's pharmaceuticals earlier in her life before becoming an elected representative.

Among her achievements as a councillor, she also played a key role in the creation of the Perth Community Centre and was a governor of numerous primary schools around the area.

She also sat on several council committees including the Audit and Financial Monitoring Overview and Scrutiny Panel, the Corporate Parenting Forum and the Overview and Scrutiny Commission and was chairman of the Environment, Regeneration, Housing, Culture and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Panel.

Following the unveiling, the SPF said: “‪Our great friends at Thatto Heath Crusaders today unveiled much needed pathways to Nutgrove and Thatto Heath, giving more access to the community they serve, named after two amazing people who will never be forgotten: Cllr Sheila Seddon and and Steve Prescott. Thanks to all who made this happen!” ‬