This week the plans for a Rowdeford Outdoor Learning Centre received a boost through a new fundraising partnership with the Wiltshire Wooden Spoon Trust.
The Wooden Spoon Trust is the children’s charity of rugby which, throughout the UK, raises significant monies with a view to making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people who are disadvantaged by way of physical, mental and social issues. Gareth John Chairman of the Wiltshire Region of the Wooden Spoon Trust said, ’We are really keen to work with Rowdeford School and the Trust as we can see the great opportunities this new Centre will provide.’
Already Wiltshire Region has started work by advertising its Regional Golf day at South Cerney Golf Club offering spaces and the chance to sponsor a hole.
Jonathan Grew Chairman of the Rowdeford Charity Trust said, ‘The support of the Wooden Spoon Trust is really welcome. We recognise that the new Outdoor Learning Centre project is ambitious but what we also know is that it will bring tremendous benefits to our children, visiting schools and other organisations that will use it. We have already made good progress with our fundraising and this new partnership will greatly enhance our success.’
Wooden Spoon is the UK's leading grant-making charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled children and young people through rugby. They are one of the country's largest funders of respite and medical treatment centres, sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds, sports activity areas and community based programmes in the UK. Inspired by our rugby heritage,they have been able to help over a million children and young people through our life-changing projects since we were founded in 1983. But this still isn't enough. With numbers of UK disadvantaged children anticipated to reach an all time high in 2015, they want to help to raise over £4 million over the next few months.