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Annual Aberdeen Dinner raises incredible amount for Wooden Spoon Scotland

On the 19th May Wooden Spoon Scotland held their 19th annual Rugby Charity Dinner.

The annual dinner was held by the North East of Scotland of the Wooden Spoon branch.

Chris Paterson and Tamara Taylor attended and held a Q&A session on the evening.

Paterson is Scotland’s most capped player with 109 caps. Paterson is currently an ambassador and specialist coach for the Scotland and Edinburgh rugby union teams.

Tamara gave a very interesting talk on her career so far and received a standing ovation. Tamara has 92 caps and was a member of the team who won the World Cup in France in 2014.

The event raised over £21,000, a truly incredible amount much of it from auction and a raffle.

The North East of Scotland branch raises money through their annual dinner and has spent over £380,000 on projects, mostly in and around Aberdeen but also in Tayside and Moray over the past 19 years.

The most recent project the region opened was the refurbished reception and office in the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Family Centre.

Wooden Spoon Scotland generously donated £38,000 towards the project, which was opened on the 5th May 2016 by Sir Moir Lockhead.

The committee are currently reviewing three more potential projects in and around the Aberdeen and Moray areas.

The money raised from the annual dinner will be spent on more projects that will help disabled and disadvantaged children and young people in the local community.

Find out more about the projects we support here.