Cardiff Blues are urging supporters across the rugby world unite together and #StayStrongForOws - after today launching a fundraising and awareness campaign for injured player Owen Williams.
Wales international Owen Williams suffered a significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord while playing for Cardiff Blues last month in the World Club 10s in Singapore.
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.
Thousands of messages of support and offers of help from around the world have poured in to Cardiff Blues and have been a huge source of inspiration for Owen, his family and friends at this time.
Now the region is pleased to announce it is launching the #StayStrongForOws campaign throughout this season and beyond – and is encouraging all rugby fans to stand together as one and show their support for Owen!
Cardiff Blues has joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust to ensure we can raise valuable funds to help and support Owen in the long-term as he continues his recovery from such a serious injury.
Fans who wish to show their support for Owen can now do so by purchasing specially created #StayStrongForOws wristbands from Cardiff Blues.
The wristbands carry the #StayStrongForOws motto and have been created in gold and navy blue to represent Cardiff Blues and Owen’s home town club Aberdare RFC.
Wristbands are available NOW for just £1.50 from the Cardiff Blues Store.
Click HERE to buy online.
Clubs and businesses that wish to stock wristbands to sell are able to purchase them in batches of 100 and should email [email protected] to receive an application form.
Anyone who wishes to donate funds direct can also do so by sending cheques to Cardiff Blues made payable to the ‘Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust’ and marked ‘for Owen Williams’.
Cardiff Blues are planning a series of fundraising initiatives and projects throughout the 2014/15 season for Owen and his family so please continue to visit www.cardiffblues.com for the very latest.
Cardiff Blues would like to thank Dragon Signs & Print for their generous support with the production of banners and boxes for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
Finally, both the region and the family of Owen Williams would like to thank all the well-wishers for the many messages of support for Owen received every single day.