Surrey Chairman

Brian Hodges

Honorary President

John Inverdale

Countess of Wessex attends Surrey project opening

The Countess of Wessex at Nower Wood Education Centre opening.

Our dedicated volunteers in the region have committed more than £800,000 to in excess of 40 projects supporting children with disabilities or facing disadvantage.

Our ability to award grants to deserving community initiatives is made possible by an annual fundraising calendar that includes a  Sportsman’s Dinner for 200 guests during the Six Nations Tournament, a well-attended summer golf day and the ever-popular ‘sell-out’ event, the Rugby Clubs’ Curry Lunch held in November.

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Projects funded by Wooden Spoon Surrey

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Wooden Spoon Surrey has funded a wide range of projects from sensory rooms to outdoor learning areas to community cafes. Click Region projects for Surrey to see the full listing.

The Wooden Spoon Tranquility Room at Croydon Legacy Youth Zone was officially unveiled by Surrey Honorary President, John Inverdale. A £12,000 donation provided a fantastic range of sensory equipment which creates a welcoming environment for children with autism or other learning difficulties

The CLYZ is an £8 million activity centre built in an area of severe social deprivation. It provides a wide range of sporting, educational and career advisory services to over 4,000 youngsters.


Wooden Spoon Surrey opened a ‘chill out’ room at Limpsfield Grange School, which is a state school which caters exclusively for girls with autism. A donation of £17,000 allowed the school to facilitate this.

Although they were able to offer its pupils a terrific range of equipment and facilities, there was a desperate need for a dedicated room where the girls could ‘chill out’ in the event of suffering from severe emotional or behavioural trauma.

The Wooden Spoon Discovery Room at St. John’s Church of England Primary School was opened by Wooden Spoon Surrey. The project is an immersive sensory classroom providing a comprehensive range of IT-driven sensory learning experiences.

28% of children attending the school have special educational needs, and the Discovery Room gives them the opportunity to be transported to the world beyond their local estate – stretching their sense of awe, understanding and wonder.