Over £600 Raised For Wooden Spoon

Over £600 Raised For Wooden Spoon widnesvikings.co.uk

3rd August 2017

Widnes Vikings supporters raised over £600 for Wooden Spoon, a charity that uses the power of rugby to support disadvantaged children.

The Vikings Sports Foundation, the charitable arm of Widnes Vikings, held a fundraising event at the recent Betfred Super League home fixture against Wakefield Trinity. Local team, West Bank Bears U7’s, generously backed the effort, volunteering their time to support with a bucket collection. 

This fundraising follows the Vikings participating in the ‘Spoon Rugby Drive’ project for a second year. The partnership sees Vikings coaches visit local special schools across Halton and the surrounding area, delivering fun touch rugby sessions. It also offers schools the opportunity to participate in festivals at the Halton Stadium.

The charity has also supported local schools in Halton, including funding new sensory rooms last year.

Richard Munson, Commercial and Community Director, says, “Wooden Spoon are a brilliant Club partner, so we were keen to support them with this fundraising initiative. Engaging children in exciting projects, such as our sports sessions in local special schools, is invaluable and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

He adds, “On behalf of Widnes Vikings, I would like to thank West Bank Bears for offering their time and showing how a local community can come together for a worthy cause.”

Over £600 Raised For Wooden Spoon widnesvikings.co.uk