FG Burnett chooses “The Wooden Spoon” as our Charity of the Year

May 2, 2014

Scottish commercial property specialist FG Burnett is throwing its weight behind the Wooden Spoon charity with a sponsorship deal.

The Wooden Spoon is a well-established rugby focussed charity which supports disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Formed in 1983 the charity aims to transform the lives of young people through the power of rugby and is backed by the four Home Nations rugby union federations with HRH The Princess Royal and Rugby League as Patrons.  To date Wooden Spoon has donated more than £20 million to good causes, including respite and medical treatment centres, therapeutic facilities, specialist playgrounds and sports and community-based programmes.

Wooden Spoon Scotland was established in the early 1990s and has injected more than £2.2 million in to local projects. North east charities which have benefited include the Camphill School near Aberdeen which has received £80,000 for two projects in the last four years. FG Burnett will support Wooden Spoon activities in Aberdeen and Glasgow, and will be the main sponsor of the charity’s annual north east Scotland dinner at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen on 22 May.

FG Burnett director, Jonathan Nesbitt, who serves on the charity’s North East Scotland committee, said: “The Aberdeen branch does a lot of excellent work in assisting mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children who are deserving of our help and support as can be seen in the very worthy projects we have supported over the past few years. FG Burnett is delighted to be involved in a charity where locally raised funds are spent on worthwhile local projects.”

Wooden Spoon Scotland is backed by the SRU and with former Scotland captain Gavin Hastings in the role of honorary president, the charity raises around £150,000 each year to support Scottish initiatives.

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