The Telegraph selects Wooden Spoon for their annual Christmas appeal

WOODEN Spoon – the children’s charity of rugby – has been selected as one of three charities to be supported by The Telegraph’s annual Christmas appeal.

The annual campaign which launches today, on the morning of the Rugby World Cup final, in The Saturday Telegraph, appeals to its readers to support three charities in the run up to Christmas.

Over the next two months, features and articles will appear across the paper’s various weekday and weekend editions, as well as its website and social media channels.

We join Silverline, a helpline for older people and Leukaemia Cancer Care, the blood cancer charity.

Joe Shute, Senior Feature Writer at The Telegraph said: “We believe in the incredible work carried out by these three charities. Last year, we raised over £440,000 for our chosen charities, with our telephone phone in day raising over £80,000 alone.”

Through The Telegraph’s readership, Wooden Spoon will be sharing a range of stories focusing on the beneficiaries our projects have supported, our loyal ambassadors and our inspirational founders.  There will also be a charity phone in day on 1 December and a carol concert to raise funds on 16 December.

“We are delighted to have been selected for The Telegraph’s annual Christmas appeal,” said Sarah Webb, CEO of Wooden Spoon. “We are looking forward to working together with the two other charities to raise a significant amount of money. This will go towards funding our life-changing work and making more people aware of the vital work we all do.”

To make a donation to this year’s Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal, visit or call 0151 284 1927.