RDA and Wooden Spoon launch new fundraising project

Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby and RDA have launched a new charity initiative to support disabled children and young people across the UK.

In preparation for RDA’s 50th anniversary in 2019, Wooden Spoon have pledged to help the RDA fund a team of horses across the country. RDA is experiencing a growing demand for services amongst older children and needs to increase the number of bigger horses at its centres across the UK. Wooden Spoon aims to help fill this gap.

HRH, The Princess Royal, who is Royal Patron of both charities said: “I am particularly pleased as this exciting initiative combines two of my big passions, horses and rugby. Both pastimes offer a great deal to young people from all walks of life which makes the Wooden Spoon and Riding for The Disabled partnership all the more important

“In today’s world it is important for all organisations to collaborate and this is particularly the case with charities. Collaboration can lead to more of the hard earned income reaching beneficiaries. I have the privilege of seeing first hand, the good work that is done by both charities.”

Wooden Spoon Lead Ambassador, Phil Vickery MBE said: “Last year Wooden Spoon reached the milestone of having granted in excess of £250,000 to RDA projects. This year we hope to make even more of an impact. I am delighted to be involved in this exciting new initiative.”

Long-term corporate supporter of Wooden Spoon, TNT, are the first to sponsor a horse as part of this initiative. Director of Sales, Daniel Vines said: “We are delighted to extend our support to kick-start this exciting new fundraising campaign, supporting Riding for The Disabled Association and Wooden Spoon. Sponsoring a horse for this purpose is a welcome first for TNT and we wish both charities every success.”

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