News

Spoonews Spring Summer issue is out

Shane Williams

READ it now! The Spring/Summer issue of our Wooden Spoon publication, Spoonews is out.  It looks at how our supporters from all walks of life continue to make a positive change to young lives across the UK & Ireland.

We pay tribute to three committed Wooden Spoon supporters Fred Hucker, David Matthews and Gib Hancock who have sadly passed away – each played a starring role in championing the children’s charity of rugby.

Find out more about the remarkable efforts undertaken by our team risking life and limb to raise an amazing amount of money and achieve the LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby challenge. Led by Wooden Spoon rugby ambassadors, Lee Mears, Ollie Phillips, Tamara Taylor and Shane Williams, they have taken rugby and fundraising to new heights by conquering Everest to play the highest games of rugby in history, setting two world records. The wonderful amount of money raised will have a long-lasting impact to positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability, or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland.

Robert Kitson, Guardian journalist shares some of the realities of reporting and secrets of those who put pen to paper to bring us the latest news from the world of rugby. Robert is also chairman of the Ruby Union Writer’s Club, whose nominated charity this year is Wooden Spoon.

Also in this issue we look at the success stories of the amazing projects that have been opened across the UK and Ireland. Projects ranging from a new training kitchen, play and sensory rooms to a state-of-the art climbing wall ( to mention a few) all made possible through the generosity of our supporters and the dedication of our Wooden Spoon regional volunteers who fundraise across the UK and Ireland.

You can keep a track of the drama in the Rugby World cup 2019 in Japan with your Wooden Spoon guide – supported by Gullivers Sport Travel. Download your copy here.