A latest Wooden Spoon campaign has called on schools, colleges and universities to get involved by wearing special Wooden Spoon socks, as displayed by Cornish Pirates John Stevens, Will Cargill, Tom Channon and Dan Koster.
Wooden Spoon is asking schools to dress their sports teams in the playing socks at a fixture of their choice, and it is not just restricted to rugby, as football and hockey teams will be getting involved too. Also, for those who are not so sporty there is a Wooden Spoon day sock, so nobody has to miss out. All socks cost £10 per pair with £5 per pair going directly to charity.
Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. From sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas to respite, medical and community care, the charity funds around 70 projects each year in support of disadvantaged and disabled children. Founded in 1983, Wooden Spoon has since distributed in excess of £24 million, in the process helping over one million young people.
Through the power of rugby, Wooden Spoon’s mission is to positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland, with core values of passion, integrity, teamwork and fun at the heart of everything they do.
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