Every day, children and young people around the UK and Ireland attempt to overcome their Everest.

Wooden Spoon believes none of those children should face their Everest alone.

Every child’s Everest is different. For one child it might be taking up a new sport, despite being diagnosed with a physical disability.  For another it might be to build the confidence to start learning again after a tough family situation led them to quit school.

Who are we?

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. We fund life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland supporting children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage.

Since our founding in 1983, we have distributed in excess of £26 million to more than 700 projects, helping over 1 million disabled and disadvantaged children.

Wooden Spoon
Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon funds projects across the UK and Ireland that help children and young people overcome their Everest.

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We need your help more than ever.

More than 930,000 children are living with disabilities in the UK and 4 in 10 children with disabilities are living in poverty.

We need your help to work towards our vision that through the power of rugby every child and young person has access to the same opportunities, no matter what their background.

Sources: Papworth Trust, 2018, The children’s society, 2011 & Disability Rights, 2013

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Keeping it local

We have over 200 committed volunteers who are raising funds in local communities up and down the country. We are extremely proud to say that the money our volunteers raise locally funds projects in their local areas.

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