Cardiff Blues are using derby day with Newport Gwent Dragons to urge supporters to get behind Believe Organ Donor Support.
Believe Organ Donor Support is a charity established by Anna-Louise Bates in memory of Stuart and Fraser (Bear) Bates aiming to promote and support Organ Donation across Wales and beyond.
Anna-Louise, whose son Fraser and husband Stuart were struck crossing a road in Talbot Green, is establishing BELIEVE to encourage other families to discuss their wishes over organ donation.
She said: “We believe we can create a lasting and valuable legacy for Fraser and Stuart by creating another charity, called BELIEVE, to publicise the need for everyone to have this tough conversation on organ donation.
“Knowing exactly what a loved one wants should you ever face such a tragedy will help you immensely when making the difficult and right choice; it also saves times which can be critical for doctors in such circumstances.”
Since announcing the formation of the charity the word has spread rapidly across the UK and the rest of the world. There are now two main ways to show your support - the Believe stance, and the travels of Fraser Bear. Both of these are powerful symbols which have captured the public imagination.
Anna-Louise is asking people to promote the ‘Believe Stance’ – demonstrated by Sam Warburton here - and share it as widely as possible. Fans can show their support by tweeting the stance to @FraserBearBates or send them on Facebook to believebear15.
For more information on the BELIEVE charity visit www.believe-ods.org.uk/