Wooden Spoon

The Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. They are a grant-making charity and fund life-changing projects across the UK & Ireland.  

They have a national footprint, but the largest part of their income is raised by local volunteers. Their aim is that every penny that the volunteers raise is spent in their local communities.  In recent years, they raised and distributed £1,000,700 in grants to support 107 charitable projects helping over 113,000 children and young people living with disabilities, disadvantaged or disenfranchised.   

But they need your help more than ever as more children need our help.  In the last year Wooden Spoon was only able to fund one in four of the grant applications we received due to the increased demand for our support.   

They are asking you, the rugby community, to come together, in the true spirit of rugby and help change young peoples’ lives”. 

Essex Wooden Spoon Xv, helps to raise money for The Wooden Spoon charity by waddling around and getting hurt on a Sunday whilst wearing shirts which are much too tight for them! whilst raising a fantastic 15k for the charity, which goes back into supporting the children of Essex.

The Essex Wooden Spoon Men’s and Women’s team are represented by a multitude of Esxsex Partner Clubs,

Harlow RFC.

Southend RFC

Braintree RFC

Rochford Hundred RFC

Billericay RFC

Chelmsford RFC

Old Brentwoods RFC

Witham RFC.

If you are interested in joining this fantastic group then please go to the Essex Wooden spoon facebook site and follow links .