Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon

Charity information

Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon is a children’s charity founded in 1983 that is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and young people across the United Kingdom and Ireland live happier, richer lives.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    We engage the support of the rugby community to grow membership, build regional volunteer groups, enlist individual contributors and develop corporate relationships to efficiently and effectively raise and utilise funds to achieve our vision.

    Rugby community: Players and supporters of both Rugby Union and Rugby League at every level.

    Membership: Wooden Spoon currently has 9,000 subscribing members

    Regional volunteer groups: Wooden Spoon currently has 40 regional committees throughout the United Kingdom who continually give up their time and expertise freely to create memorable events and support local projects.

    Individual contributors: Individuals who have achieved significant success in the world of sport or business who endorse and support Wooden Spoon as ambassadors and individuals that can contribute through legacy or private donation.

    Corporate relationships: Companies which engage with Wooden Spoon to sponsor events, adopt Wooden Spoon as their Charity or fund specific charitable projects.

    Efficiently and effectively raise and utilise funds: Continually improve our income and cost ratios on fundraising activities and charitable programmes by driving efficiency and effectiveness throughout our organisation to achieve and exceed appropriate external and internal benchmarks, without reducing quality or the fun element.

  • Aims

    Wooden Spoon aims to:

    • Our projects are aimed at meeting the needs of children and young people in the British Isles aged up to 25 who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 326691

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 15

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 500

    Phone number: 01252 773720

    Address: 115-117 Fleet Road Fleet Hampshire GU51 3PD

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  • Supporting disadvantaged children and young people

    We support a diverse range of children’s disabilities and illnesses including cancer, ce... More