Former St. Helens and Great Britain skipper Paul Sculthorpe launched Saints’ 2010 home jersey by parachuting 13,000ft in a charity jump funded by new club sponsors Frontline Bathrooms.
Coached by the Red Devils Parachute Display Team and reaching a speed of 158mph in sub-zero temperatures at Langar Airfield near Nottingham, Scully raised more than £1,000 for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Scully, now employed by Saints as a business development executive, volunteered for his first-ever parachute jump to celebrate Frontline Bathrooms being recruited as main sponsor of the newly designed home jersey.
Frontline Bathrooms were collar sponsors of Saints’ home and away jerseys in 2009 and will feature on the collar of the away jersey this season.
The Featherstone-based company are one of the UK’s leading importers of bathroom and shower equipment and distribute to bathroom showrooms and plumbers merchants.
They are Official Partners of the RFL since 2007 and have extended their sponsorship of The Frontline Fair Play Index for both the engage Super League and the Co-operative Championship through to the end of the 2011 season.
Michael Sammon, Marketing Director of Frontline Bathrooms, explained: “We are delighted to be the main sponsor of Saints for 2010, we were impressed by Scully’s willingness to take to the air to make his debut with the famous Red Devils parachute team.
“Our funding, along with Saints, of the impressive jump in the depth of winter also helps Scully to continue his personal charity fund raising campaign.”
The £1,000-plus charity donation is being made to the Steve Prescott Foundation, which supports the Rugby League Benevolent Fund’s Try Assist Fund and Christie Cancer Hospital.
Martin Blondel, Secretary of the Foundation, added: “Our thanks go to Frontline Bathrooms and the Saints for their generous backing of Scully’s parachute jump.”
Scully added: “Parachuting with the famous Red Devils is another great experience under the belt. It was nerve wracking waiting two days before conditions were right but the thrill of the jump from 13,000ft was equalled only by the satisfaction of making another four-figure donation to the Steve Prescott Foundation.”