Terrington Hall and Cundall Manor team up
TERRINGTON Hall and Cundall Manor School came together on Wednesday 11 October for rugby and hockey matches in aid of Wooden Spoon. They join a growing list of schools who are donning O’Neills Wooden Spoon socks as part of our ‘Schools’ campaign supported by Strutt & Parker.
Whilst such fixtures are always played with a healthy dash of competitive spirit, this event saw both schools united in their efforts to raise vital funds to support children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage in local communities.
The U13 and U11 rugby and U13, U12 and U11A hockey matches were played at Terrington Hall School whilst Cundall Manor hosted the U10 and U9 rugby teams as well as the U11B, U9 and U8 hockey.
Terrington Hall pupils from the school rugby and hockey teams were dressed in the Wooden Spoon playing socks and Cundall Manor’s teams put their best feet forward in a colourful assortment of socks in support of the children’s charity of rugby.
Alex Crockett, Head of Sport at Terrington Hall School, said:
“The personal development of pupils at Terrington Hall School is really important to us and we strive to develop well-rounded, responsible young people with a strong sense of community spirit. Sports such as rugby play a valuable role in fostering team effort and togetherness and we are proud that parents and pupils have embraced the opportunity to raise money for young people leading less fortunate lives.”
Wooden Spoon Head of Business Development, Ian Lindsay added: “We fund life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage. Our projects include respite and medical treatment centres, sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and community-based programmes. Since our founding in 1983, we’ve distributed in excess of £24 million to more than 650 projects, helping over 1 million young people.
“We are so grateful to everyone at Terrington Hall and Cundall Manor School for supporting Wooden Spoon. Who would have thought that the simple act of buying and wearing charity socks could capture people’s attention and raise a fantastic amount to help those locally who need our support? We very much hope that other schools will follow their example and get involved!”