The only GRFU-affiliated 7s club in the county of Gloucestershire, 7 Bamboos RFC, has joined forces with Wooden Spoon, one of the biggest children's charity in the country.
Wooden Spoon is a charity that changes children’s lives through the power of rugby. Each year they fund around 70 projects, from community programmes and specialist playgrounds to medical treatment centres and sensory rooms. Since 1983, Wooden Spoon has distributed over £26 million to more than 700 projects, helping more than a million children.
Bamboos chairman Max Lueck said: "Since becoming a member club of the GRFU in 2015, we constantly supported several charities as well as individual fundraising projects. However, to be an official partner club of such a fantastic cause is a brilliant opportunity to help disadvantaged children and to commit to a number of fundraising events throughout the season. We are aware of the outstanding work, Wooden Spoon has done in the past and will do in the future and therefore it was a no-brainer to get on board."
In Gloucestershire, the Wooden Spoon Partner Club Programme is managed by Aitch & Aitch Bee and clubs such as Cheltenham North RFC, Cirencester RFC, Cheltenham Rugby, Longlevens and Tewkesbury RFC are also part of the programme.
For the upcoming season, we are planning a number of events in order to raise money for Wooden Spoon, including a charity touch tournament and a race night.