09 Aug Bridgend to show their support for Velindre
As Bridgend Ravens gear up for life in the newly named Indigo Premiership, there will be a new name featuring on the front of the Ravens jerseys this season.
An agreement has been recently reached that will see the iconic Velindre Fundraising logo feature on both the home and away playing jerseys, as well as Bridgend Ravens donating a percentage from the profits from jersey sales to the charity at the end of the season.
Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales, premier cancer centre, is located on the perimeter of Cardiff, provides specialist cancer care, support and treatment to to over 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond and is now one of the largest cancer centres in the UK.
The initiative, a nod to the fantastic help and support that Velindre has given in the past, and who will continue to do in the future to a number of people closely linked to the club including our long standing chairman Derrick King, is the first of a number being organised by the club this season as a means of showing support for the services and care that Velindre provides all those affected by cancer.
Hopkin Joseph, on behalf of Bridgend Ravens welcomed the partnership, commenting, “We all know what a fantastic service Velindre provides, and we as a club are extremely grateful for everything they do, and will continue to do for people suffering from cancer. Bridgend Ravens will be doing their utmost to help raise both funds and awareness of the fantastic work they do on a daily basis, and I’m sure everybody associated with the club will greatly support.”
Andrew Morris Head of Fundraising at Velindre Cancer Centre said, “We are delighted to be associated with Bridgend Ravens and look forward to seeing our logo on shirts this season. As well as being a legendary figure in Bridgend, Derrick King is held in extremely high regard by everyone at Velindre, including Consultants and staff and our President Jonathan Davies is also very grateful for Derrick’s support.”
“His fundraising efforts over the last few years have been remarkable, raising well over £20,000 for bowel cancer research, and I’m sure Derrick will be very pleased to see Velindre featured on his beloved Ravens shirt.”
Keep your eye out for confirmation of announcements relating to Velindre-related events involving Bridgend Ravens throughout the season.
Velindre Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to over 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond. They are one of the largest cancer centres in the UK. Each year over 5,000 new referrals and around 50,000 new outpatient appointments are seen by them. They employ over 670 staff with an annual budget of over £69 million.