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Project information

Supporting disadvantaged children and young people

We support a diverse range of children’s disabilities and illnesses including cancer, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, autism and moderate to severe complex learning difficulties. We also support children and young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our work is ongoing

Charity information: Wooden Spoon

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  • Need


    Wooden Spoon aims to improve the quality of life of children and young people throughout the UK and Ireland who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.


    The funds raised can provide specialist equipment or facilities such as medical treatment and recovery centres, sports and activity areas, children’s hospices, sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and hydrotherapy pools. The funds may also be directed to support disenfranchised young people back into education, employment or training,
    or to run disability rugby projects including wheelchair rugby and special school tag rugby.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve the quality of life of physically, mentally & socially disadvantaged children & young people


    » Hold a range of events and online fundraising initiatives to raise money

    What success will look like

    Providing the necessary equipment or facilities for the children and young people and being able to demonstrate the impact this has on their lives.

  • Impact


    We can demonstrate success of each project we support and show the long term improvement and impact on the lives of the beneficiaries through case studies, reports and through our measurement and evaluation processes.


    There is a risk that we will not reach our fundraising target and be able to support the project to the full extent. In this case we will adjust the scale of support in terms of the funds raised. We can also continue to raise funds beyond the length of the challenge and subsequently complete our project support.


    Funders of this project will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 building and equipment towards the cost of building and equipping specialist facilities such as Riding for the Disabled
  • Background


    We support projects throughout the UK and Ireland. An example would be providing a classroom or covered preparation area for horses at the Riding for Disabled Centre in Chobham, Surrey.


    Children and young people aged up to 25 who are disabled, mentally or physically disadvantaged, or living in areas of severe deprivation

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We proudly comprise over 40 regional volunteer committees, a small team of staff and thousands of supporters. We also enjoy the incredible support of some of rugby’s top sporting role models and a number of industry ambassadors who champion our cause within their networks and undertake fundraising activities in support of our work. We strive tirelessly to raise the funds required to support projects across the UK in aid of children in young people in need.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Karen Macaulay

    Fundraiser and responsible for explaining and promoting the Challenge internally

    Suzie Haworth

    Fundraiser and promoter of the Challenge through her network of contacts