Wooden Spoon works with schools to raise funds to support children and young people with a disability or facing a disadvantage in communities near you.
Join in with our Schools 2018-19 campaign supported by Gullivers Sports Travel; you can help by holding your own event, taking part in a fundraising challenge or selecting us as your Charity of the Year partner. We’ve got lots of options and are on hand to support you.
Wear our Socks!
Our Schools campaign is an exciting initiative where students can wear Wooden Spoon O’Neills rugby socks for a match and help to raise vital funds for local children!
Henry Kirchner Head of Sales & Partnerships at Gullivers Sports Travel said; “We are delighted to be supporting Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, with their Schools campaign. The simple act of wearing the distinctive Wooden Spoon socks will help many children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage in the UK and Ireland. We encourage all schools, colleges and educational institutions to join in and help to make a difference locally.”
In the 2017-18 season, some of the many schools “playing their socks off for charity” have included: King’s School, Macclesfield; Millfield, Somerset; Portsmouth Grammar School; Terrington Hall, York; Cundall Manor School, North Yorkshire; Harrow, Harrow on the Hill; Sevenoaks School, Kent; Tonbridge School, Kent; Caterham School, Surrey; Wellington College, Berkshire; Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Bristol; Uppingham School, Rutland; Falcons Prep School, London; Latymer Upper, London; Cardinal Newman; Gordon’s School, Surrey; Wisbech Grammar School, Cambridgeshire; Llanishen High School, Cardiff.
It was also great to see the following schools wearing our socks at the Bryanston 7s tournament; Rydal Penrhos School, Colstons Collegiate School, Canford, Sherbourne, St Benedict’s School, Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Exeter School, St Laurence School.
Ian Lindsay, Wooden Spoon’s Head of Business Development, said: “It was fantastic to see all the schools really getting involved in our first full season and the support that we received was way above our expectations. We’re really looking forward to the 2018-19 season and with the introduction of Climb your own Everest there is something for everyone!”
Wooden Spoon mouthguard
New for 2018-19: Start the season off in style! OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, has launched a specially licenced Wooden Spoon mouthguard as part of a new partnership with the charity to help . The new style pro-fit mouthguard retails at £29.99 and for every Wooden Spoon mouthguard sold, the charity will receive a £10 donation.
The three-year partnership is set to run through June 2021 and also sees OPRO show their support for the dual world record attempt to stage the highest altitude full contact men’s game of rugby sevens and highest altitude mixed gender game of touch rugby in April 2019, by providing bespoke mouthguards to all the players.
Support Wooden Spoon by sporting an OPRO Wooden Spoon branded mouthguard this season available through the OPRO store.
Climb Your Own Everest
New for 2018-19: In April 2019 we are taking rugby players to Mount Everest to play the highest game of rugby ever. Join us and climb your own Everest this academic year. Whether or not you have access to a climbing wall, why not join in our ‘Climb your own Everest’ challenge and tackle the 8,848 metres as a class, team or house by:
- Climbing 8,848 metres or 3,871 flights of stairs
- Reaching 8,848 metres on your school or local leisure centre climbing wall
- Walking 8,848 metres or 58,070 steps
- Running a 8,848 metre relay event
- Challenging a nearby school to an “Everest off!”
Whatever moves you, do it for Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby.
We are delighted that Climbing Wall Solutions are supporting our ‘Climb your own Everest’ challenge with the donation of a traversing wall. To be in with the chance of winning this amazing prize all you need to do is join our campaign and raise some funds for Wooden Spoon to be entered into the Climbing Wall competition*.
* Competition Terms & Conditions.
Join in the fun and get in touch with Ian Lindsay today on ILindsay@woodenspoon.org.uk or 07760 383716 to find out more.
You can also download our Wooden Spoon Fundraising Pack 2018 for great tips and guidance.