Can you help us persuade the Welsh Government to make a contribution to the Fred Keenor Statue Appeal?

We’d like to appeal to Cardiff and Wales fans to write to their Assembly Members to ask them to lobby the Minister for Sport Huw Lewis, the Merthyr & Rhymney AM, to support not just a Cardiff icon but also a Welsh legend. Fans can also write direct to the Minister.

We know public funds are tight but we believe it is important that a true working class hero is recognised. Fred. as many of you know. fought and was badly injured in the appalling Battle of the Somme, the 90th anniversary of which is being commemorated this year.

We have drafted specimen letters for fans to send to Assembly Members and the Minister which we can supply to supporters, or obviously, you can write your own letter. If you want a copy of the specimen letters or want to know who your constituency Assembly Member is please email