Canberra Raiders Major Sponsor Huawei has given up their place on the front of the Raiders jersey this weekend, to help promote the #AutismWellbeing Message and raise funds for the Ricky Stuart Foundation.

The wonderful gesture by Huawei allows the Raiders to play their round 12 match against the Roosters at GIO Stadium with the #AutismWellbeing message on the front of the jersey, while raising money for the Ricky Stuart Foundation through an online auction of the game worn jerseys through www.allbids.com.au

The jerseys also hold special significance this weekend, as they feature artwork from two children Max and Jayden who attend and benefit from the Ricky Stuart House in Canberra.

Huawei Manager Corporate Relations and Programs, Lisa Connors, said Huawei was proud to give up their placement on the jersey this weekend, to promote a very important community message.

“This is the fourth-year Huawei has given up their placement on the front of the Raiders jersey and the second for the Ricky Stuart Foundation,” Ms Connors said. “Huawei and the Raiders are in the sixth year of their partnership and its more than the logo on the front of the jersey. It’s about aligning our values and engaging in a wonderful community activity.

“Beyond the fundraising for the Ricky Stuart Foundation we’re also proud to be displaying the very important #AutismWellbeing message.”

Canberra Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart said this week’s jersey highlighted the wonderful partnership between Huawei and the Raiders, while delivering and important message and raising funds for the Ricky Stuart Foundation.

“We’re a very fortunate club to have a Major Sponsor like Huawei who have some wonderful community focused values,” Stuart said. “Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to spread the important #AutismWellbeing message. They are a wonderful sponsor and we’re hoping to spread the message far and wide.

“The jerseys worn in the game will be auctioned through www.allbids.com.au with the money going towards the foundation to ensure the work we do for the local community can continue.”

Stuart thanked the wonderful efforts of both Max and Jayden for coming up with the design.

“I want to personally thank both Max and Jayden for coming up with their designs for the jerseys and I know the players can’t wait to run out with their drawings on their jerseys on Sunday.”