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London Charity Partner | Wooden Spoon

Posted on April 2022

Wooden spoon logo and school pod
This year, Venn Group has committed to widening our charity partnerships to ensure we provide support to as many individuals as possible.

Further to the fundraising and employability skills projects we provide to Young Women’s Trust as our social value partner, each business unit has chosen to support a cause that is close to their hearts. One of these selected charities is Wooden Spoon, a children’s rugby charity which funds life-changing projects for children and young people with disabilities or who are living in disadvantage.

Last month, a team from Venn Group were invited to attend the opening of a new multi-sensory pod at Fleetdown Primary School in Dartford which Wooden Spoon had helped to fund. This project had been worked on extensively since the beginning of lockdown to create a safe space for children at the school, particularly those who would benefit from an environment providing additional support.

It was a rewarding experience to see the results of our fundraising, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Wooden Spoon, increasing awareness and funds through a diverse range of activities.

“Wooden Spoon’s mission is something close to many of our hearts. Visiting the opening of the Pod in the Quad showed me the tangible outcomes of their work, and how they turn their aims into reality. After my visit, I’m especially looking forward to seeing what we can do as a unit to help the charity, and in turn see the lives they positively impact.”

Zoe Dales, Executive Consultant


One of our directors, Robert Bowyer, has been involved with Wooden Spoon for eight years, having become aware of the organisation through his involvement in Sevenoaks Rugby Club. Robert has taken part in several sponsored cycling events to raise money and in 2019 achieved £4,500 for his group cycle to Holland.

This year he will be cycling again, covering a 100-mile route which encompasses rugby clubs in West Kent. To join the ride or for information on how to sponsor Robert, click here.


After seeing first-hand the great work Wooden Spoon does in developing and supporting earning environments for children – whether that be a sensory room, specialist equipment or a playground development – I was hooked.”

Robert Bowyer, Director