The Club welcomed a giant bear to training today to raise awareness of organ donation.

Fraser Bear joined the County players and Manager Warren Feeney for a lap of the pitch at their Spytty Park training base to highlight the work of the Believe Organ Donor Support group.


The charity was set up by Anna-Louis Bates after her husband Stuart and seven-year-old son Fraser, known as Bear, died after being hit by a car in Talbot Green, Rhondda Cynon Taff, last December.


“This week is the start of organ donation week and for me, personally, it’s a really tricky time,” said Anna-Louis


“It was my husband’s birthday last week and it will be my little boy’s birthday in the middle of September so I suddenly thought to myself how am I going to get through the difficult month of September."


“So I decided I’d walk 500 miles. We used to sing it as a family together and I’d already signed up for the Cardiff Half on October 2 so that will be my 500th mile."


“We have been walking all over South Wales and its great to be invited down by these nice guys at Newport County to walk around with them and raise awareness of organ donation.”


Everybody associated with Newport County wishes Anna-Louis all the best in her charity efforts.


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