We have now received £25k from Wooden Spoon, which is the children’s charity of rugby. The money was used to fund the Outdoor Classroom adjacent to the Hall. The Grand Opening was held on 16 November and was attended by 16 members of Wooden Spoon and the East Grinstead Rugby Football Club, two of our governors (Hilary and Karen), the Head of Cumnor House School and his wife and James Harding, who dedicated the project.
Funds came from a number of donations which had been given to Wooden Spoon to pool and then decide to which charities they would give this year. One source of donations was Cumnor House School which donated the funds raised at their Christmas Fair two years ago. Additional funds were raised by one of the Cumnor parents, James Harding, who in April 2015 trekked to the Magnetic North Pole to set a Guinness World Record by playing the northernmost rugby match in history.
Everyone who attended thought the project was an excellent idea and very good value for money. Special thanks go to Sam Matthews who initiated the idea, contacted Wooden Spoon and steered it to completion.