Mental health charity benefit from Swans gesture
The Jac Lewis Foundation will feature on Swansea City’s shirts for the Carabao Cup clash with Watford.
The club has opted to back the foundation set up with the aim of helping people suffering with mental health issues in Ammanford following the sad death of 27-year-old Jac Lewis in February.
Earlier this week, the club asked for supporters to nominate a local charity which would feature on the club’s shirt sleeves for the cup tie against the Premier League Hornets.
After a huge plea for the Jac Lewis Foundation to be selected, along with the club identifying a rise in mental health problems related to youngsters within our area, the club has cut short the Friday deadline for nominations in order to immediately back the charity as it tackles ongoing mental health issues.
To help raise further funds for the foundation, the team’s match worn shirts from the cup tie will be auctioned off, while, in an added gesture the Swans have donated 15 tickets to the foundation for its volunteers to attend the game at Vicarage Road.
Shaun Williams, who is part of the foundation, said: “Everyone is so grateful that Swansea City has chosen the foundation to feature on the shirts, along with benefiting from the shirt auction and providing us with free tickets for the game.
“Jac was my best friend and he was a massive Swans fan and season ticket holder, so it really means everything to us that the club is willing to back the foundation and help us tackle mental health problems in the area.
“Having an organisation the size of Swansea City supporting us will benefit the foundation massively, and it will help highlight the issues of mental health on a huge stage along with encouraging young men, women and families to seek help if they are suffering.
“Jac’s death hit the Ammanford community greatly, but the foundation ensures there is a positive outcome emerging from a tragic loss of life. It is saving lives with the service it provides.”
More about the Jac Lewis Foundation
The foundation is based in Ammanford and provides a telephone support service, one-to-one counselling services, well-being workshops and training courses along with mentor training for the community and supervision for trained mentors.
For more information, visit the foundation’s website HERE
You can also follow them on Facebook HERE