Wooden Spoon Day raises £3,000 for charity
PUBLISHED: 14:40 24 May 2011
ROYSTON Golf Club held a Wooden Spoon Charity Day on Wednesday, May 18 which raised a fantastic £3,000.
The Wooden Spoon Society is a charity that was founded in 1983 after the England rugby team received the wooden spoon after finishing bottom of the Five Nations Championship.
The charity is dedicated to helping children and young people who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially by using sport to raise funds that enable them better standard of life.
Last week’s event was the ninth time a Wooden Spoon event had been held at Royston Golf Club since The Hertfordshire Region (an arm of the charity – there are 41 regions in the country) began in 2002. And in that time The Hertfordshire Region has spent over £250,000 on projects that have improved the lives of children in the county, including things such as new sensory rooms, play areas and hydrotherapy pools.
The winners of this year’s competition at Royston were Warwick Raymen (not pictured), Steven de Fraine, John Nicholl, Adrian Shoebridge and Simon Thorpe.