Support Wales in the Rugby World Cup AND beat cancer...
We're delighted to launch our charity wristbands designed to help support the Welsh squad's campaign in the Rugby World Cup AND raise money for the fantastic Welsh cancer charity Tenovus.
The wristbands cost just £1 and all the proceeds will go to Tenovus which helps those fighting cancer across the whole of Wales.
The wristbands are embossed with the words tenovus.org.uk and comeonwales.co.uk. They're available in 40 Tenovus shops across Wales or via www.tenovus.org.uk, at WRU outlets, from Media Wales head office at Six Park Street, Cardiff and in a number of HSBC branches throughout South Wales. There's link on our site to the tenovus site so you can order straightaway. Online orders will incur P&P costs.
All the Welsh squad boarded the tour bus wearing one of the wristbands.
Alan Phillips, Wales team manager, said the Welsh players felt good about supporting this wristbands campaign.
"We've had players who have lost family members through all types of cancer," he said. "Gethin Jenkins lost his mother to it.
"The wristbands will help raise awareness."
As the youngest squad member, George North, 19, explains, "To me, having people back us like this is massively important. Everyone needs support. This is going to benefit the team and the charity."
Lee Byrne, our big-boot and big-hearted full-back, added, "It's really important to know we're supported.
"When people wear wristbands like this it's a big pick-up.
"My auntie is being treated for cancer at the moment. Tenovus is a great charity."
Claudia McVie, Chief Executive of Tenovus, said: "As Wales' leading cancer charity, Tenovus will be backing the Welsh team at the forthcoming World Cup and are delighted to be part of the Come On Wales campaign in partnership with the Wales Rugby Union and the Western Mail.
"As a charity we rely on the generous support of the people of Wales and hope that the players will be spurred on through people showing their support for the team and also helping a Welsh charity by wearing the Come On Wales wristbands. "