Today, Huawei Australia and the Canberra Raiders presented a $10000 cheque to Bowel Cancer Australia as part of the NRL Kick Bowel Cancer initiative in support of Bowel Cancer Australia Awareness Month in June.
17 match worn player jerseys and one signed by the team and Coach Ricky Stuart were made available for bidding in an online auction. The jerseys were not available for retail and the auction was the only way for fans to secure one.
Mario Fenech, NRL Community Ambassador, Raiders’ players Shaun Fensom and Sam Williams together with Huawei Australia’s Jeremy Mitchell, were on hand to present the cheque to Julien Wiggins, CEO, Bowel Cancer Australia.
Mario Fenech, NRL Community Ambassador, said "NRL and Bowel Cancer Australia have had a great partnership since 2007. In 2011, our Players helped launch Bowel Cancer Awareness campaigning and this years’ campaign, NRL Kick Bowel Cancer, is taking the awareness to all new heights.”
“I’m proud to be a part of the campaign alongside Alan Tongue, Adam McDougall, Dave Shillington, Josh Perry and James Tedesco. I’m thrilled Raiders and Huawei have got behind the NRL Kick Bowel Cancer this year,” he said.
Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the fundraising was another way the Raiders and Huawei worked together to help raise money for a worthwhile cause. “The Raiders and Huawei have worked together over the course of our partnership to raise much needed money for charity and only last season a similar concept raised a significant amount of money,” Don said.
Director of Corporate & Public Affairs for Huawei Jeremy Mitchell said Bowel Cancer Australia was hardworking organisation making significant contributions to reduce incidence, death and suffering associated with bowel cancer. “We’re delighted to be able to work with the Raiders to raise funds for this important cause,” Jeremy said.