There are so many ways you can support us and make a difference.

Want to start fundraising for Wooden Spoon but not sure what to do? Here are some fun ideas to inspire you to choose something that suits you!

Take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas for some more fundraising inspiration.

Run, walk, cycle, wheel or pass the rugby ball – anywhere, anytime. Choose one of our challenges, pay a £5 entry fee and set up a fundraising page. Send us your pictures and we will send you a medal! Get started here.

Ask your students to wear Wooden Spoon stripy socks for a match at school and help to raise vital funds for local projects. Don’t forget to take photos of your team sporting their Wooden Spoon stripy socks! Find out more here.

Wooden Spoon children's charity of rugby

Got a big event coming up?  Birthday, wedding, anniversary? Set up a fundraiser on your Facebook page and ask family and friends to donate.  All the funds you raise will go towards supporting vulnerable children across the UK & Ireland.

Count yourself as the next Mary Berry? Why not bake some tasty treats and raise some life-changing dough by selling them at your workplace or school. You could even organise a virtual Bake Off style competition with your family and friends. Get started here.

Wooden Spoon children's charity of rugby

Encourage your school, college or work place to host a mufti-day and wear your favourite sports top.  Set up a JustGiving page and ask everyone taking part to donate £2 and contribute to helping vulnerable children through the power of rugby.

How many rugby passes can you do in one minute? Or one hour? Take on this fun rugby challenge and battle against your friends and family!

There are lots of fun ways that your rugby club can get involved with us. Malton & Norton RUFC‘s women’s squad got their hands dirty in the name of Wooden Spoon by tackling a Tough Mudder course, enduring trench crawls, cargo nets and electric shocks! Take on a challenge with your club.

Whether it’s Monopoly, Scrabble or the Playstation, host a games night and battle it out with your friends and family. Ask each person to donate to play and have a prize for the winner! Get started.

Here are our top tips for running a successful event

(please also see our checklist & keeping safe section)

Think outside the box

Try something different and don’t be afraid to get creative with your ideas!

Set a date, time and place

Make sure that it doesn’t clash with any of the major sporting or social events, unless it is based on that event and try to avoid busy seasons/schedules for you and team members.

Keep costs down

Mention you are fundraising for a charity for preferential rates, or see if you can get items/services donated.

Shout it loud

Make it clear to donors how passionate you are about the cause.

Set targets

Set yourself small weekly targets, and break down your task/training into small manageable chunks.

Get snappy

Take lots of photos and don’t forget to send them to us, we’d love to see how the day went!

Say thank you!

Make sure to thank everyone who volunteered to participate, donated or who helped on the day


Ready to get fundraising? Get started here.

If you would like to talk to a member of our team, please contact us by email at or give us a call on 01252 773720.

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