Sussex opens their 25th project at Farney Close

ON Thursday 28 November, friends and supporters of Wooden Spoon Sussex celebrated the opening of their 25th project. Farney Close Special School in Bolney, near Haywards Heath, were given funding from Wooden Spoon and Rugbytots to open a new outdoor gym.

Members of the Wooden Spoon Sussex Committee and Barry Monahan, Chief Operating Officer of the children’s charity of rugby attended. They were joined by representatives of Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, and Brighton and Worthing rugby clubs.

Farney Close is a residential school with charitable status for secondary age pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Pupils from Farney Close enjoying the new equipment funded by Wooden Spoon Sussex and Rugbytots

On a brisk November day, Wooden Spoon were treated to a warm welcome from the school. They were given a tour, and a formal opening by Wooden Spoon Sussex Honorary President, Bob Rogers.

Farney Close Principal, Sarah Hack, thanked Wooden Spoon for their generous donation which will allow pupils to exercise throughout the year in a safe and healthy environment. Following an impressive demonstration of the new equipment guests were treated to lunch prepared and served by pupils in the school refectory.

Wooden Spoon Sussex have contributed over £400,000 to projects in their area, from hydrotherapy pools to sensory gardens.