South Thames awards Wooden Spoon with a cash boost

Date: Thursday 28 December 2017

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Our South Thames team has awarded the charity Wooden Spoon with a £250 donation following its November donation box scheme. The competition encouraged residents from Church Crookham and the surrounding area to choose from one of three chosen causes, and Wooden Spoon was crowned the winner after receiving the most votes from the local community.

Founded in 1983, Wooden Spoon has transformed the lives of over 1 million children and young people with a disability in the UK through the power of rugby. Wooden Spoon provides a range of facilities, from sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas to respite, medical and community care. The cash boost will go towards some of Wooden Spoons upcoming projects, of which the charity run around 70 each year. The support of Wooden Spoon means that through the power of rugby every child and young person, no matter what their background, has access to the same opportunities.

Sarah Webb, CEO of Wooden Spoon, said: “We are over the moon to receive such a generous donation from Taylor Wimpey. The support we have received will make a significant difference to the work that we do, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey on behalf of Wooden Spoon.”

Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames said: “Wooden Spoon provides invaluable services for disabled and disadvantaged children, and we are pleased to be able to give them the support that will enable them to continue, and expand on, their great work. We are committed to not only building high quality new homes but also contributing to local communities. It’s great to see our donation box scheme raising awareness of the positive work done by charities and community groups in the local area.”