18th March 2023 – (Cardiff) Crymych RFC, a Welsh rugby club, has generated a significant sum of £30,000 for a charitable cause by creating a naked calendar featuring its players and officials. The funds raised are intended to aid the development needs of six-year-old Owen James, who suffers from Pitt Hopkins syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder, and to provide the necessary equipment and support for his well-being and growth. Owen is the son of Iwan James, the team manager at Crymych RFC.
The calendar comprises photographs of the Pembrokeshire club’s rugby team, coaches, and some of the committee members posing in various positions. The initiative was proposed by player Carwyn Rees, who expressed his delight at the enormous amount of money raised and the positive impact it would have on Owen and his family. Given that Iwan and his family are an integral part of the Crymych community, with Owen being their number one supporter at all home games, the team’s players were pleased to contribute to a worthy cause.