Since the Committee was established in 2006 we have raised more than £400,000 and funded 23 projects which help children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage. We are grateful for the strong support we receive from the local Rugby and Sporting community and from our Corporate Sponsors.
A huge congratulations and thank you to the Sussex squad which finished second in the inaugural National Vets Tournament. With the support of sponsors, EMW Law, The Burgess Group and AnyTask the players from six Sussex clubs also raised a significant sum which will be used to benefit the disadvantaged young people of Sussex.
Sussex Corporate Sponsors
Graves Son & Pilcher LLP
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Skerritts Consultants Ltd
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The region provided a grant of £20,124 towards the project at the local, independent charity providing training and work experience for people with learning disabilities.
At a specially arranged ceremony at Sussex Yacht Club on Saturday July 18th 2015 Wooden Spoon Sussex presented a new sailing dinghy worth £12,000 to Sussex Sailability. The dinghy which is specially modified for disabled sailors was formally launched by local rugby star, Arctic Rugby Team Captain and Wooden Spoon Ambassador Ollie Phillips.
Andy Gomarsall MBE opened the new Sensory Garden at Woodlands Meed School in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. The school benefitted from a donation of £8,500 from Wooden Spoon Sussex to be spent on their new sensory garden. Woodlands Meed School is a special school for pupils aged 3-19 years, that caters for children who suffer from severe, multiple and profound learning difficulties.
Wooden Spoon Sussex has funded a wide range of projects from sensory rooms to outdoor learning areas to hydrotherapy pools.