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Pass the Plate

Through the Rugby Family, Wooden Spoon has received a generous £25K donation, its purpose is to support local food banks up and down the country to help provide food for those struggling to feed their children and families in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis.

Wooden Spoon has pledged to match the generous donation and to date this year has donated £51,000 to food banks throughout the United Kingdom.

Foodshed, Stevenage
Chelmsford Food Bank

We’re incredibly grateful for the donation from Wooden Spoon to Foodshed, donations like this are vital in ensuring that no child goes hungry

Foodshed, Stevenage

Some examples of Food banks that have benefitted up and down the country:

  • Kings Food Bank
  • The Quest Academy
  • Home Start
  • Norwich Food Hub
  • Foodshed, Stevenage
  • Ysgol Hen Felin
  • Cadoxton Primary School
  • Rugeley Food Bank
  • Fareshare Kent food bank
  • New Life Church
  • Warwick Percy Estate Community Project
  • Nuneaton Food Bank
  • Chelmsford Food Bank 
  • Burntwood Foodbank
  • Shrewsbury FoodBank
  • Guernsey Welfare
  • Foodshare Maidenhead
  • Blackpool Foodbank
  • Coney Hill Community Primary School
  • The Well Kibworth
  • Worcester Food Bank
  • Telford in Crisis

Find out more about what’s going on at Wooden Spoon

  • Ben Ransom opens New Wooden Spoon Sensory room at Tonwell St Mary’s Primary School

    Ben Ransom opens New Wooden Spoon Sensory room at Tonwell St Mary’s Primary School

    Tonwell St Mary’s, a small school on the outskirts of Hertford and Ware have welcomed some distinguished visitors to open a new sensory room Tonwell St Mary’s were delighted to receive a grant of £11,000 from Wooden Spoon Hertfordshire, which is a tremendous boost for any school, especially a small school like Tonwell. Executive Headteacher……

  • Wooden Spoon Wales Quiz night raises £4,000

    Wooden Spoon Wales Quiz night raises £4,000

    It was a full house at the Sir Gareth Edwards Lounge Cardiff Arms Park recently when 33 teams competed for the coveted Wooden Spoon Trophy.  Wooden Spoon Ambassador Phil Steele was once again the host, formerly of Glamorgan Wanderers & Newport (not a bad full back, not a good one!) as well as ‘Equatorial Taffs……

  • Warrens Bakery raising funds for Wooden Spoon

    Warrens Bakery raising funds for Wooden Spoon

    Warrens Bakery, the oldest Cornish Pasty maker in the world, has today announced their very special charity Christmas campaign, ‘Naughty or Nice’. The campaign, which officially launches in store and online on Friday 1st December, will see the ultimate battle of the pasties with customers being asked to choose between the Traditional Cornish ‘Nice’ Pasty……

  • Beth Branson Memorial Match 2023

    Beth Branson Memorial Match 2023

    In November 2022 Bethany Branson was cruelly taken from the world after being involved in a car accident locally to her home. Beth was a bright young lady who had a passion for life, a great fun sense of humour and a love of rugby and animals.Beth had two families and she adored her second……

  • Celebrating a “century “of Impact: Wooden Spoon Yorkshire opens its 100th project

    Celebrating a “century “of Impact: Wooden Spoon Yorkshire opens its 100th project

    Penny Fields School in Leeds meets the needs of learners with severe and complex needs from the ages of 2 to 19. It was the site for the 100th project opening for Wooden Spoon Yorkshire. Richard Tully and Stuart Watson had first visited the school to discuss their application and could see immediately the benefit……

  • Wind in his sails

    Wind in his sails

    It’s celebrations all round as young sailor Logan set off for the world championships in his adapted boat, thanks to Wooden Spoon and Sailability.In 2019, Wooden Spoon Leicestershire & Rutland provided a £13,000 grant for two specially adapted Hansa dinghies for Rutland Sailability, helping youngsters with any disability to sail in a safe environment with……

  • Celebrating 40 years of Wooden Spoon at the House of Lords

    Celebrating 40 years of Wooden Spoon at the House of Lords

    To celebrate 40 years Wooden Spoon held a celebratory event at the House of Lords hosted by Lord Hayward OBE. The event was an opportunity to look back and celebrate the achievements of the charity over the last 40 years and to recognise, showcase and hopefully inspire others to get involved.Wooden Spoon was honoured to……

  • Garden Sanctuary 

    Garden Sanctuary 

    A new sensory, edible garden and outdoor classroom space for the pupils at Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service (STARS), has been made possible by a £15,000 grant from Wooden Spoon Surrey. Food grown will be eaten by the children and used to promote school-wide healthy eating. Children at STARS have a range of complex medical……

  • Wooden Spoon Partners with Knight Knox

    Wooden Spoon Partners with Knight Knox

    As part of their ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of young people, Knight Knox have partnered with Wooden Spoon. “We are delighted to have partnered with Wooden Spoon, a renowned charity with a rich history of over the last 40 years, dedicated to transforming the lives of children and young people facing profound……

  • WOODEN SPOON FUNDS THERAPY CABIN AT CLEASWELL HILL SCHOOL  

    WOODEN SPOON FUNDS THERAPY CABIN AT CLEASWELL HILL SCHOOL  

    Cleaswell Hill, an outstanding day community special school in Northumberland for 231 students with complex learning difficulties and disabilities, received a generous donation from Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby (registered charity number 326691) towards a specialist therapy cabin.   The outdoor therapy cabin was officially opened by Sarah Hunter CBE and representatives of Wooden……

  • London Marathon Challenge in memory of Dad

    London Marathon Challenge in memory of Dad

    A letter from our brilliant London Marathon runner Anthony Sutcliffe: I am writing to you today with an exciting and meaningful opportunity that I am deeply passionate about. I have decided to take on the challenge of participating in the London Marathon in April 2024, one of the most prestigious and iconic marathon events in……

  • Ballymena Bears Wooden Spoon Cabin Officially Opens 

    Ballymena Bears Wooden Spoon Cabin Officially Opens 

    Ballymena Bears SEN Tag Rugby club over the last 11 years has grown not only in numbers but also the amount of kit and equipment they have gathered up. The idea therefore of getting a cabin built which would not only serve as an administrative base but also as a store, was met enthusiastically by all……

  • VETS FEST 2023

    VETS FEST 2023

    Wooden Sooon’s Vets Fest kicked off on Saturday at Birmingham Moseley Rugby club for the third year running. The competition was created to bring the rugby family together and give something back for the positive experiences as rugby players and supporters of the game.  Once again this year was a huge success and has raised……