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Harry’s delight at mascot opportunity

As a crowd of 51,000 turned out to watch an exciting Barbarians v Fiji match, at Twickenham, Harry Goodwin experienced a day he’d never forget.

He wanted to share with you his experience.

On Saturday 16th November, I represented Wooden Spoon at Twickenham, for the Barbarians v Fiji Killik Cup match. I was mascot for the Fijian team, and I had the best day walking out onto the pitch with Tevita Naqali. I’d like to thank Wooden Spoon for giving me this opportunity, as it was a day I will never forget.

Mascot, Harry Goodwin wearing his Wooden Spoon socks and hat at the Barbarians v Fiji game

Harry’s involvement with Wooden Spoon

After hearing about Wooden Spoon and the fantastic work they do, in providing opportunities for children with disabilities or facing disadvantage, last year my school – Solefield School, Sevenoaks – decided that they would love to raise money to help the cause at their Under-11s rugby tournament.

Before the tournament, we had already raised money by selling Wooden Spoon socks. Every team that played wore them, which made it a really colourful day!

The Wooden Spoon woolly hats were very popular with the students and staff. And, a Wooden Spoon teddy has been a great addition to our school’s office.

It was my job, with the help of my mum and brother, to sell as much merchandise as I could. We also carried around a bucket, and the supporters were happy to donate to such a worthy cause.

Unfortunately, by the end of the day my arms were extremely tired from carrying around a heavy bucket!

We managed to raise nearly £1,000 which was fantastic! Most importantly, I can’t wait for this year’s tournament as it will be my turn to play in it.

If you would like to get involved with this year’s Schools Campaign, click here.

Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved with Wooden Spoon, please visit: woodenspoon.org.uk/how-can-you-help/