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The Ricky Stuart Foundation will enjoy pride of place on the front of the Canberra Raiders jersey for Sunday’s home game against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

The Raiders Major Sponsor Huawei has kindly donated the front of jersey sponsorship property to the Ricky Stuart Foundation, to help raise money and promote the #AutismWellbeing message.

Raiders Head Coach and Chairman of the Ricky Stuart Foundation, Ricky Stuart, praised Huawei for the opportunity to promote the Foundation on the Raiders NRL jersey.

“Huawei has kindly given up its regular spot on the jersey for this game to our Foundation which is a magnificent gesture,” Stuart said. “This will enable us to promote the Foundation and raise awareness about Autism to the crowd at GIO Stadium and also through the television coverage of the game”.

Huawei has arranged for the match worn jerseys to be auctioned off through with proceeds going to the Ricky Stuart Foundation. The Raiders jersey manufacturer ISC will also donate 10% of all wholesale proceeds of retail jersey sales to the Foundation.

Director of Corporate & Public Affairs for Huawei Jeremy Mitchell says: “We see our partnership with the Canberra Raiders as more than just a name on a jersey. Its initiatives like this, where together with Ricky Stuart and his team, we can take the awareness of autism to new heights.”

“We’re proud to be able to work with the Raiders to raise funds for this important cause,” Mitchell said.

Stuart said it was also important to acknowledge McDonalds who have relinquished their top of number branding for this initiative to take place, and also GIO who have developed a great fundraising initiative that will be rolled out at GIO Stadium for the Bulldogs match.

“Having great supporters like Huawei, McDonalds, GIO and ISC working alongside our Club is going to be beneficial not only for the Foundation and Autism Awareness but also for the wider community” he said.

The Ricky Stuart Foundation jerseys are now available for purchase from Raiders Shop.