Norwich Union RFC is proud to announce they have joined the Wooden Spoon Rugby Club Partnership programme, a scheme that brings Rugby Clubs and the charity together to help raise funds both for the Charity and the club with Wooden Spoon providing a range of resources and support to help with fund raising.
All the proceeds will be directed to the Eastern Counties region of the Charity and will be used to fund projects in the local area.
NURFC’s first efforts in fund raising was a sum of £529 generated from ticket sales at the club’s second annual Firework Display, which saw a sell-out crowd enjoy a fantastic display of Fireworks provided by White lightening Pyrotechnics as well as a number of activities and games and a selection of home-made food from the club’s volunteer catering team headed up by Fiona Blundell, in addition Musks of Newmarket were also on hand to provide jumbo sausages for those attending the display.
Event organiser Fern Blundell said after the event that she was extremely pleased with how the event went, especially as the goal of putting on a professionally organised display for the club’s local community at a reasonable price for families was achieved. She went on to thank all the many club volunteers who gave up their time to help organise and run the event.
Watch out for other activities as the season progresses where the club and Wooden Spoon will continue to work together.
Attached is a photo of Wooden Spoon Ambassador and ex England and British Lions legend Phil Vickery MBE DL who attended the club back in August when the club hosted the start of the Club Together cycle ride where the partnership with NURFC was first discussed.
More information about Wooden Spoon below...
Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. We fund life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage.
Our rugby heritage has given us our core values of passion, integrity, teamwork and fun. Working closely with the international rugby community, these values drive the ethos and spirit in everything we do.
We fund a range of projects, which are not just rugby focused. We fund approximately 70 projects a year including respite and medical treatment centres, sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds, sports activity areas and community-based programmes in the UK and Ireland.
We have over 400 committed volunteers raising money in local communities across the country and we are extremely proud to say that the money they raise funds projects in their local area.
Due the phenomenal support we have received from the rugby community and the public, we 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 future years, we continue to need the public’s help more than ever.
Please get involved and together we can change children’s lives through the power of rugby. #wearerugby woodenspoon.org.uk