New Partnership Kicks Off For Handsworth RFC
HANDSWORTH RFC have become the first club in the Staffs RFU to sign up to a new charity initiative to support deprived and disabled children. The new venture will see the club join forces with rugby’s children’s charity, Wooden Spoon, after signing up to the Partner Club Programme.
Presenting the PCP plaque to recognise the move, Wooden Spoon regional representative Trevor Jenkins commented that both parties would benefit from the collaboration.
The charity’s regional committee believe the club can help them raise funds that will help support disadvantaged children and young people both in Staffordshire and the wider West Midlands.
‘The club is already innovative in its fund raising ideas such as running a highly successful comedy evening’ added Trevor, ‘by working together we can definitely achieve capital to help drive our projects forward.’
Ian Davies president of Handsworth RFC said that there were two reasons for entering into a partnership with Wooden Spoon.
Firstly, it is a charity supporting children and young people with disability or disadvantage.
And secondly, money raised would be spent on local projects thus supporting the club’s aim of making a difference in the local community.
To help kick off events Spoony put in an appearance encouraging the club’s junior section in a ‘Power Pass Challenge’ and after an intense 5mins 400 passes were completed.
Congratulations to all of the juniors on a fantastic effort!