Cardiff City Football Club is delighted to announce its four nominated charities for the 2012/13 season.
Tŷ Hafan, Breast Cancer Care Cymru & The Welsh Guards Appeal are our nominated charities this season, while we will also be supporting Prostate Cancer UK - the official nominated charity of the Football League.
We will support these charities by offering them exclusive signed items of merchandise, player appearances, mascot opportunities for children associated with them and bucket collections at Cardiff City home games. We will be working very closely with them to ensure they can maximise their awareness and fundraising opportunities through, among other things, jointly organised events.
Furthermore, the Bluebirds will be supporting a number of other charitable causes over the course of the season of which details will be readily available.
Frank Ady, Head of Business and Community at Tŷ Hafan said of the news: "On behalf of the children, young people and the families of Tŷ Hafan I would like to say how delighted we are to once again be chosen as one of Cardiff City Football Club's charities to support in the 2012/13 season.
"The fantastic financial support and opportunities that the club provides are very much appreciated, especially in these difficult times but also the wonderful relationships that often develop between youngsters who receive care at Tŷ Hafan and the players themselves. We consider it a real privilege to have this special relationship with Cardiff City.
Rachel Power, Area Fund-raiser for Breast Cancer Care Cymru added: "We are over the moon to be chosen as one of Cardiff City's nominated charities for this coming season.
"There are over 26,500 women and men living across Wales with a breast cancer diagnosis and every week another 50 people will hear the same devastating news. Our relationship with Cardiff City Football Club and its amazing supporters will help to ensure that when breast cancer overshadows life, we can be there for the person underneath. Thank you for helping to make a difference."
Mark Bishop, Director of Fund-raising at Prostate Cancer UK also added: "Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. It's the most common cancer in men and is estimated to be the most common cancer overall by 2030.
"There is an urgent need for Prostate Cancer UK to continue growing its support services to help men affected by the disease."
Meanwhile, the Welsh Guards are currently on tour in Afghanistan. However, they are delighted with the new partnership and look forward to joining us as distinguished guests for our home fixture with Sheffield Wednesday on December 2nd.
For more information on any of our charities, please click on their crest below: