Cardiff City Football Club is encouraging all its supporters to #StayStrongForOws - the fundraising and awareness campaign for injured Cardiff Blues and Wales player, Owen Williams - at this Saturday's home game with Norwich City.
Owen is currently at the Welsh Spinal Injuries and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff as he continues his long-term rehabilitation and recovery after suffering a serious injury in June.
It remains very early in his recovery, but support for the#StayStrongForOws campaign worldwide has been a huge inspiration for Owen, his family and friends.
This week, the Blues and Bluebirds squads have united after training for fund-raising PR activities, building towards Saturday’s day of action for Owen in line with the arrival of Norwich City.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær said: "We have a great relationship with the Cardiff Blues. They are an inspiration to us at this difficult time, and what happened to Owen has brought us even closer together.
"We see each other every day, we talk about things every day – there’s a great camaraderie. Saturday’s day of action is the least we could do in support of Owen and his recovery.”
The#StayStrongForOws campaign will continue throughout this season and beyond – encouraging all sports fans to united and show their support. Cardiff Blues has joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust to ensure they can raise valuable funds to help and support Owen in the long-term as he continues his recovery from such a serious injury.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OWEN:
TEXT TO DONATE
This is an easy one for you all! As an example, if you wanted to donate £5 to #StayStrongForOws - simply text: SSFO99 £5 to 70070
You can donate any figure you wish, just change the amount on your text! Please remember to check with the bill payer before you press send – and remember that space before the pound sign!!
You can show your support for Owen very easily by purchasing specially created#StayStrongForOws wristbands from Cardiff Blues’ BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park or a number of supporting vendors in the local area. Distributors will also pass through Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday – offering City supporters the opportunity of donating £1.50 for a gold and navy blue wristband that represents the colours of Owen’s region and town Club, Aberdare RFC.Over 14,000 #StayStrongForOws wristbands have now been sold and fundraising continues.
Clubs and businesses wishing to stock wristbands can do so by emailing[email protected]
Those wishing to contribute by chequecan do so by sending cheques made payable to the ‘Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust’ marked ‘for Owen Williams’ to the registered address -55 West Road, Bridgend, CF31 4HQ.
Cardiff Blues and the family of Owen Williams would like to thank everybody for the many messages of support that they receive every day. Cardiff City Football Club wishes to sincerely thank its supporters in advance for their pledges and donations. #StayStrongForOws