Wooden Spoon is a children's charity founded in 1983 that is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and young people across the British Isles live happier, richer lives. We partner with the UK rugby community, receiving invaluable support for our activities and the opportunity to raise awareness of the work we do. In doing so, we involve some of rugby's top sporting role models in making a difference in the lives of young people in need. We proudly comprise over 40 regional volunteer committees, a central national team and over 10,000 members. All regional committees undertake many local fundraising activities and only spend the money raised on projects in their local community. During our first 25 years, over half a million young people benefitted from more than £18 million of charitable support thanks to the efforts of our staff and volunteers. We are proud of our legacy, the work we do, and our ambitious plans for the future.
In the UK, one child in every hundred suffers from a lifelong disability that will profoundly affect his or her ability to lead a full and happy life. More than 3.8 million children grow up in low income households or live in an environment where they are subjected to poverty of aspiration.Over 1 million young people aged between 16-19 are not in full time employment, education or training. At Wooden Spoon, we believe that all children and young people deserve the chance to live happy fulfilled lives regardless of the challenges they may face. Spoon harnesses the spirit and values of rugby to give disadvantaged children and young people a chance to achieve their full potential in life.
We organise our own fundraising initiatives, raise the money and spend it where it is most needed. Over the years, our donations have diversified from capital projects such as medical treatment and recovery centres, sports and activity areas, sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and hydrotherapy pools to include outreach programmes for young people in their communities.
Wooden Spoon exists to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through our commitment to quality charitable work.
You can make an online donation to Spoon via our website www.woodenspoon.com Alternatively, we are grateful to receive donations at our administration office:
Wooden Spoon 115-117 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PD Tel: 01252 773720 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Registration No. 326691 Scotland No: SC039247