Charity

Wooden Spoon Society
Wooden Spoon is a children’s charity founded in 1983 that is dedicated to helping underprivileged children and young people all over the UK and Ireland to live happier, richer lives. We comprise over 40 regional volunteer committees as well as a central national team and we boast more than 10,000 members across the UK and Ireland. The regional committees undertake local fundraising activities and ensure that the money is spent on projects in their community so that the benefit of our work is always immediate, visible and lasting. During our first 25 years, over half a million young people benefitted from more than £15 million pounds of charitable support thanks to the efforts of our staff and volunteers. We are proud of our legacy, the work we do, and our ambitious plans for the future.


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Livingston James's fundraising page

Fundraisers: 
Mark Lewis, Andy Rogerson, Nicky Macleod, Sandra McKinnon, Jamie Livingston, Gerard O Sullivan, Craig McDermid, Toby Tucker, Toby Tucker

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/livingstonjames

Hi and thanks for visiting our page.

We are aiming to raise £10,000 for the Wooden Spoon charity.

In the UK, one child in every hundred suffers from a lifelong disability that will profoundly affect his or her ability to lead a full and happy life. More than 3.8 million children grow up in low income households or live in an environment where they are subjected to poverty of aspiration. Over 1 million young people aged between 16-19 are not in full time employment, education or training. The Wooden Spoon believe that all children and young people deserve the chance to live happy fulfilled lives regardless of the challenges they may face. Spoon harnesses the spirit and values of rugby to give disadvantaged children and young people a chance to achieve their full potential in life.

In less than 48 hours, the Livingston James team of Jamie Livingston, Andy Rogerson, Mark Lewis, Nicky MacLeod, Craig McDermid of Murray Capital and Toby Tucker of Barclays, will climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland.

Meanwhile, the reliable Sandra McKinnon and Gerry O'Sullivan will be driving the 1,000 miles between the peaks (1,900 miles in total), letting the climbers recharge their batteries.

The challenge begins at Ben Nevis at 11am on Thursday 28th June 2012. Over the next 48 hours we will climb 14,000ft up and down Helvellyn, Snowdon and Carantouhill, finishing on Saturday 30th June 2012.

For anyone who knows us well, you will realise this is a sizeable departure from our more sedate activities carried out in the restaurants and bars across Glasgow and Edinburgh. Also, as the only Scottish based team competing this year, we feel an added weight of responsibility to fly the flag well north of the border.

As such, we would very much appreciate your generous support to this most worthwhile of charities that is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and young people across the British Isles live happier, richer lives.  

Thanking you in advance.

The Livingston James team

 

 

Recent donors

18.10.12

06.08.12 Belated congratulations.

01.08.12

27.07.12 well done wee man - all that training on the John Muir trail stood you in good stead!! a great effort and a great amount raised

22.07.12 Well done Craig and the rest of the gang.

17.07.12 Well done! Hell of a result!

16.07.12 All the best meg and sandy Sandys carpets Buckie it uncle Ian fans!!!

16.07.12 I was waiting to see if you did it before donating! Seriously, well done - great achievement and a great cause

13.07.12

11.07.12 Well done Craig and team - Glad we made it to wave you off at the start at Ben Nevis!! Sorry about the late donation -hopefully the Virgin technical hitch is resolved and it goes thro this time! A huge effort to scale four mountains in four days!

11.07.12 Wee man, I hope your legs aren't any shorter as a result of all that walking!? Expect it's time now for you to pack away the Rohans and concentrate on your day job....golfing and meeting for coffee? Congrats to all on a great team effort.

10.07.12 Great effort Craig. So it really is muscle then!

10.07.12 Well done Craig, sounds like you had a great adventure, and to finish so high up the ranking must have been a great achievement

10.07.12

05.07.12 Craig - very well done, great effort.

03.07.12 Well done everyone, great effort!

03.07.12 Congratulations team! Fantastic effort and a truly worthy cause. Hope the recovery isn't too prolonged.

03.07.12 Well done - great cause shame about the weather! xxx

03.07.12 Good luck Craig & rest of the tram.

02.07.12 Well done everybody! Good driving Sandra, hope the soundtrack helped!

01.07.12 You're prob home by now, but sure, it's never too late to sponsor a great cause a N say "well done", great effort, Montrose is proud of ye!! The Robertsons x

01.07.12 WELL DONE Craig and all the team. Love as always Colin and Shona xxxxx

01.07.12 Wheeeeeee brummm brummmm...

01.07.12 Good luck Craig!!!

01.07.12 Fantastic cause! Best wishes Ailsa, Geoff, Fraser and the children xxx

£11,792.03

Running total

Target:
£10,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£13,702.54
Total donors:
253
Biggest donor:
Peter Vardy
£400.00  
Last donor:
James Tuson
18.10.12  
Offline fundraising:
£1,930.00