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Wooden Spoon announces partnership with Solent Sharks

Wooden Spoon has just signed a deal with Southampton Solent University’s Wheelchair Rugby Club, which will help support the club for the next four years.

This investment has secured funding to support the Team Solent Sharks Wheelchair Rugby Team for the next four years; which will help drive the club forward and develop new and existing players in this increasingly popular Paralympic sport.

Director of Fundraising for Wooden Spoon, Sarah Webb, says: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Solent Sharks.  This life-changing partnership will provide more people with disabilities better opportunities to play wheelchair rugby and help positively transform their lives.”

The Charity’s support of Solent Sharks is part of a bigger campaign, ‘Supporting Tomorrow’s Superstars’ in which the charity aims to buy a rugby wheelchair for every wheelchair rugby club in the UK & Ireland.

Solent Sport’s Head of Sports Programmes Matt Bishop is excited about the future of this new partnership, and on the back of recent initiatives between the club and the charity has decided to run his first London Marathon next April for the charity.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support and funding offered to the Sharks by the Wooden Spoon Charity and I was really keen to try to give back to a fantastic cause”

During the official launch of the new partnership on, on Wednesday 19 October, Staff and volunteers from Wooden Spoon got to meet some of the Sharks team and were given the opportunity to try the sport themselves.

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