Schools across Wales are being urged to switch their uniforms for something red to help support a Cardiff-based cancer charity.

As part of their Six Nations fundraising campaign, Velindre have called on every school in Wales to give the idea their support.

The day that has been picked is Friday, March 10, when Wales will play Ireland in Cardiff.

The school which raises the most money on the day will get a visit from a celebrity which could be Warren Gatland, Craig Bellamy, Jamie Roberts, Martyn Williams or James Dean Bradfield from the Manic Street Preachers.

Schools are being asked to sign up and get creative with their pictures and videos on the day.

It has the backing of the charity’s president, rugby legend and broadcaster Jonathan Davies.

To launch the event, Jiffy returned to his former primary school to meet current pupils at Trimsaran Primary School.

Headteacher Sharon Owen said: “We are very happy to support this worthy cause, we’ve asked our pupils to wear something red to school on the day Wales play Ireland. It’s a chance to support the Welsh team and to show our support for all the important work that goes on in Velindre.”

Jiffy said: “I think this is fantastic idea to get youngsters involved. Not only can they back Wales, which I know the players and coaches really appreciate, but they can also raise funds for a fantastic charity.

“I’m sure that many of the pupils, parents, staff, teachers and head teachers in schools throughout Wales will in some way be affected by cancer so it would be superb to get their backing. I hope that hundreds of schools throughout Wales will take part.

“Cancer will affect one in two people born after 1960 and it’s a simple statistic that drives home the battle we face against this terrible disease.”

“For this day only Velindre will change from its traditional green colour to red in support of the Wales rugby team.”

Each person taking part is asked to donate £1.

For further details please visit the website.

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Wear Red For Wales & Velindre

February 3, 2017