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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……

  • Bringing Joy Through Rugby: Wooden Spoon Wales Partners with YMU Rugby to Treat Underprivileged Children to Wales vs. France Match

    Bringing Joy Through Rugby: Wooden Spoon Wales Partners with YMU Rugby to Treat Underprivileged Children to Wales vs. France Match

    In a heart-warming collaboration, YMU Rugby and Wooden Spoon Wales recently joined forces to create an unforgettable experience for underprivileged children. With the generous donation of 20 tickets by Rugby du Monde, Children from recent Wooden Spoon Wales projects, namely Ysgol Hen Felin and Ty Gwyn Aberdare were treated to a thrilling match between Wales……

  • Nirvana Spa Super Sevens Series Welcomes Wooden Spoon as Official Charity Partner for 2024

    Nirvana Spa Super Sevens Series Welcomes Wooden Spoon as Official Charity Partner for 2024

    Wooden Spoon is delighted to be announced as The 2024 Nirvana Spa Super Sevens Series charity partner. This collaboration not only signifies the series’ commitment to community and social responsibility but also leverages the passionate rugby community to support Wooden Spoon’s transformative work with children and young people across the UK and Ireland. A United……

  • Wooden Spoon Yorkshire welcome new First XV member for 2024/25

    Wooden Spoon Yorkshire welcome new First XV member for 2024/25

    We are delighted to welcome a new Corporate member to our First XV – our group of likeminded businesses who form the backbone of our fundraising activities in the Yorkshire region  Anglo Stainless Limited, which is based in Dewsbury,is now owned by Cleckheaton RUFC member Steve Brooke who is a longstanding supporter of Spoon events……

  • Stalwart hands over the reigns in Warwickshire

    Stalwart hands over the reigns in Warwickshire

    Everyone at Wooden Spoon would like to acknowledge and pay our sincere thanks to Ian Holroyd, the longstanding Chairman of Wooden Spoon Warwickshire, as he announces his decision to step down after 15 years of dedicated leadership.Ian has been hugely committed to raising money in Warwickshire and ensuring that the funds raised support projects that……

  • Wooden Spoon Kent exceeds fundraising target at Pre six nations dinner

    Wooden Spoon Kent exceeds fundraising target at Pre six nations dinner

    Last Friday night, just before the highly anticipated Six Nations kick-off, Wooden Spoon Kent played host to a spectacular pre-Six Nations dinner. The event brought together 98 enthusiastic individuals from partner clubs across Kent, creating a memorable evening for all involved. The historic Shepherd Neame Faversham brewery situated in the medieval market town of Faversham……

  • BRITISH & IRISH LIONS TRUST ANNOUNCE CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH WOODEN SPOON

    BRITISH & IRISH LIONS TRUST ANNOUNCE CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH WOODEN SPOON

    The British & Irish Lions Trust has today announced Wooden Spoon as one of its five charity partnerships all of which have rugby at the heart of what they do and make a real impact on communities. The two-year partnerships will allow wooden Spoon to use The British & Irish Lions digital platforms and the……

  • ANNUAL CONCRETE SOCIETY/WOODEN SPOON LUNCH BREAKS RECORD AGAIN 

    ANNUAL CONCRETE SOCIETY/WOODEN SPOON LUNCH BREAKS RECORD AGAIN 

      Wooden Spoon Wales once again partnered with their major fundraiser, The Concrete Society (Wales Region), to hold their annual Autumn lunch in November, at the iconic Cardiff Arms Park, home of our hosts, Cardiff Rugby.  Over 450 guests were entertained by former Australian & New Zealand legends Michael Lynagh (72 caps) & Andrew Mehrtens (70……

  • When the chips are down

    When the chips are down

    Alnwick Rugby Club (RFC) played host to 100 guests for a Wooden Spoon Northumberland event at their clubhouse, setting the stage for the highly anticipated 1st XV home game against Cleckheaton. The event, which was a sell-out , saw Tim Stimpson, England and British & Irish Lions player, taking on the role of Master of……

  • Edinburgh region celebrates it’s 30th annual dinner in style!

    Edinburgh region celebrates it’s 30th annual dinner in style!

    Held against the picturesque backdrop of the Prestonfield Hotel on the outskirts of the city, the Wooden Spoon Edinburgh Regional Dinner is celebrated as one of Wooden Spoon’s premier events on the annual calendar.Over 400 guests, including regular Wooden Spoon members, supporters, and various corporate groups, including former Scotland internationals, gathered for an unforgettable experience….…

  • Wooden Spoon welcomes five new trustees

    Wooden Spoon welcomes five new trustees

    Wooden Spoon, is pleased to announce the appointment of five new trustees to its esteemed board. The new additions are Ali Gilbert, a highly experienced board executive with a decade-long track record in the health and care public sector. Rufus Hack, CEO of Sony Sports and an influential figure on several sports-focused boards; Victoria Sparkes……

  • Every drop is a goal

    Every drop is a goal

    The amazing pub teams from across Young’s 233 pubs, who have been supporting Wooden Spoon with a wide variety of fundraising activities have certainly raised the bar with lengthy bike rides, fun quizzes and sponsored walks – all contributing to their overall target of £150,000 to support Wooden Spoon projects. A big thank you in……

  • Sensory PODS for children with Life-limiting conditions

    Sensory PODS for children with Life-limiting conditions

    Collectively, our Wooden Spoon regions have donated close to £30,000 to Lifelites for the purchase of special PODS sensory tents which will be installed in facilities up and down the country.The portable, light and fun PODS are ideal for children with life-limiting conditions wherever care is provided, either at a hospice or in a child’s……