The Students’ Union’s South Wales Pirates women’s rugby team have produced a charity calendar to raise money for The British Heart Foundation.
Team Manager Carys Rhiannon (also known as Miss April), 23, came up with the idea in 2012. The calendar raised £700 for their three designated charities (Dementia UK, Practical Action & Meningitus UK) in its first year. This year, the girls are hoping to more than double that figure.
The calendar features 8 members of the team including Students’ Union President Carys Rhiannon. Team Captain Stacey Horne (also known as Miss June) said 'It was great fun and although the girls have only known each other for a short time, they were all willing to pitch in for such a great cause. Many of the girls have lost close relatives or friends to a Heart condition which makes it even more meaningful’.
The girls chose The British Heart Foundation as their charity after discovering one of their old team mates had a close relative pass away from a heart condition. They’ve also committed to delivering Heart Start courses across the South Wales region in the hope that more lives will be saved in future.
The Calendars are on sale for £3 and can be bought from USW Cardiff and Treforest Students’ Union Shops. You could also arrange for one to be sent to you in the post for £5 by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.