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Tamara Taylor and Rob Vickers Honorary Presidents in Durham

WOODEN Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby is delighted to announce Tamara Taylor and Rob Vickers as Honorary Presidents in Durham.

Former rugby union player Rob Vickers, who played for Durham university before a star career at Newcastle Falcons as a Hooker and Tamara Taylor, captain in the 2015 Women’s Six Nations championship and the second most capped England player have become honorary presidents for Wooden Spoon Durham.

As part of their new role as honorary presidents, Tarama Taylor and Rob Vickers will be representing the charity at Wooden Spoon events, visiting projects and helping raise awareness to generate the much needed funds to help those children and young people who need it most in the Durham region. Every penny raised by Wooden Spoon Durham will be spent on local projects.

Tamara and Rob with Rugbytots and Wooden Spoon Durham supporters.

Tamara Taylor said “ I am really looking forward to taking on the role of honorary president alongside Rob Vickers. Wooden Spoon is such a brilliant charity helping children across the UK, and having just been to Everest raising money with them, I wanted to help support the committee and volunteers working in my local area – Durham”

Tamara Taylor and Rob Vickers recently visited a Wooden Spoon Durham project at Zoe’s Place hospice in Middlesborough, which provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants suffering from life-limiting conditions. Through funds raised by Wooden Spoon partners Rugbytots Ltd, Zoe’s place hospice has received funding for two special therapy cots that can be electronically adjusted to suit the needs of each child.

Paul Tully, Chairman of Wooden Spoon Durham said: “It is fantastic to have the support of Tamara and Rob in the Durham Region. We hope their support will raise awareness of the life-changing work that we are planning to do in the local Durham community, helping children with disabilities or facing disadvantage.”

 

 

To find out more about the activities of Wooden Spoon Durham and how you can get involved please contact the committee on durham@woodenspoon.org.uk