Charity helping kids

Children’s rugby charity Wooden Spoon is holding fund raising events to coincide with the Rugby World Cup this month.

he charity is holding a lunch and breakfast to coincide with rugby matches being played at Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Community Stadium.

The fund raisers are being held at Sussex University, just a few minutes walk away from the Stadium.

The three-course lunch is on Saturday September 19 before South Africa v Japan. There is a bar and a Q&A with former South Africa and current Saracens scrum half, Neil De Kock.

The breakfast brunch takes place on Sunday September 20 before Samoa v USA.

Alan Jenkins, from the charity, said: “Wooden Spoon works to improve the lives of children and young people disadvantaged by their learning difficulties and disabilities.

“In the past six years Sussex Wooden Spoon, thanks to the enormous efforts of its volunteers and the support of the local rugby community, has raised almost £300,000.

“Every penny raised goes to projects across Sussex and we know that our efforts make a real difference to the lives of so many.

“Families are welcome at both the fund raising events.”

Facebook Sussex Wooden Spoon for more details or contact Alan Jenkiins on 07931196737 or ajfather@hotmail.com for details and to book your place.

Wooden Spoon was founded in 1983 in partnership with the UK rugby community to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people disadvantaged by their learning difficulties and disabilities.

Sussex Wooden Spoon is one of 40 regional volunteer committees. It arranges many local fund raising activities, recently supporting a sensory room at St John’s School, Seaford, opened by England prop, Joe Marler.

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