Over 350 guests attended the sold out 6 Nations lunch at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Thursday afternoon ahead of the Wales versus Scotland clash - with over £20,000 raised for the #StayStrongForOws campaign!
Owen Williams was a special guest at the lunch at the home of Cardiff Blues as supporters and guests dug deep to raise valuable funds for the former Wales international who continues to make progress after suffering a serious injury playing in 2014.
Former internationals Jeremy Guscott, Ryan Jones and Andy Nicol spoke at the lunch, hosted by TV presenter Phil Steele.
Guests on the day, who enjoyed a fabulous meal served in the marquee at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park by Spiros Fine Dining, were also entertained by top comedian Rod Woodward.
An auction and raffle held on the day helped swell funds and it was announced at the dinner over £20,000 had been raised for #StayStrongForOws.
Richard Holland, Chief Executive at Cardiff Blues, said: “It was fantastic to see so many guests at our annual Six Nations lunch for #StayStrongForOws, in particular Owen and his family who also joined us as our special guests.
“To raise such a major amount for the #StayStrongForOws campaign is fantastic as every penny makes a huge difference. 100% of monies raised go to Owen and our support for him is in the long-term.
“The lunch is now an annual event in our calendar and would like to thank everyone who attended, particularly Jeremy Guscott, Ryan Jones, Andy Nicol, Rod Woodward and Phil Steele who gave their time so generously.”
Cardiff Blues would like to the thank the lunch sponsors and supporters – Castle Court Wealth Management, Heineken, Thomas Carroll, the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, Spiros Fine Dining, Lee Venn Studios, Genero, Hilton Hotels, Park Plaza, CPS Homes, WRU and Fine Wines Direct. Thank you also to the organising committee of Brynmor Williams, Andy Booth and Rhys Blumberg.