Spoonews Autumn Winter issue is out

TRANSFORMING lives is a lofty ambition, but one Wooden Spoon takes in its stride thanks to the enduring endeavours of our Trustees, members, regional chairs, their committees and our supporters. The Autumn/Winter issue of Spoonews, the magazine of Wooden Spoon, out today looks at how the charity’s supporters from all walks of life continue to make a positive change to young lives across the UK & Ireland.

Spoonews autumn winter cover

Standing tall: World Cup winner Tamara Taylor will be one of four captains tackling Everest for the children’s charity of rugby next year.

Flick through the pages of our digital edition below to see how with long-standing teammates like David Trick, to the Sevens sensations who routinely don our distinctive stripes, we have always enjoyed outstanding support from the sport that inspired our formation 35 years ago.

Find out more about why four years after conquering the North Pole, Wooden Spoon and its team of intrepid challengers have set their sights on Mount Everest, aiming to set two world records by playing the highest games of rugby. Led by Wooden Spoon rugby ambassadors, Lee Mears, Ollie Phillips, Tamara Taylor and Shane Williams, the challengers are committed to taking our fundraising and competitive sport to new heights next year.

Also in this issue learn more about how Wooden Spoon volunteers are at the very heart of the charity’s life-changing work and why they donate their time to the children’s charity of rugby; how we are levelling the playing field with support for wheelchair and disability rugby teams; Philippa Tuttiet explains how wearing our stripes helped to cap a stellar rugby career and how she became hooked on the children’s charity of rugby; and find out what motivates Wooden Spoon Leicestershire stalwart Peter Wheeler who is set to become President of the RFU.

We’ve also got plenty of coverage of some of the amazing projects across the UK and Ireland which have been made possible through the generosity of our supporters and the hard work of the many Wooden Spoon regional volunteers, who give up their spare time to take on a wide variety of roles.

Enjoy the issue.