New programme for Rugby Clubs

Wooden Spoon has launched a new programme to raise funds for both community rugby clubs and disabled and disadvantaged children and young people across the UK and Ireland.

Wooden Spoon’s lead Rugby Ambassador, Phil Vickery MBE said: “Wooden Spoon’s Partner Club Programme ensures that by working together, Wooden Spoon and rugby clubs across the country can change the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children through the power of rugby.
Ripon RUFC has recently joined the programme and reports that it is already having a positive impact on their fundraising.

Andy Proud at Ripon RUFC said: “Our aim at Ripon RUFC is to be a community rugby club. A great way to demonstrate this is to adopt a charity that is making a difference in our local community.
“It is early days but the partnership is starting to work. Being in partnership with a well-known charity enables us to talk to people who might not have wanted to get involved before. The affiliation with Wooden Spoon is certainly opening new doors and attracting funds to us. People want to see that they are making a difference locally.

“If every rugby club across the country did just a few things like us and donated to Wooden Spoon collectively, then it would make a great difference to disadvantaged and disabled children across the UK and Ireland.”

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