Following a successful 2017 raising over £4000 for #StandUpToBullying, Capital Law has recently nominated its next Charity of the Year.
Following an internal vote, this year we’ll be raising money for the Wooden Spoon Society.
Chris Agius, one of our partners, is a member of the Wales Committee for the charity.
He said, ‘A huge thank you from the Wales Committee of the Wooden Spoon Society for choosing Spoon as Capital’s charity of the year. We are a national charity, but in Wales we’re represented by a committee of eight volunteers who’re committed to raising money to increase the quality of life of disadvantaged and disabled children.’
‘All of the money raised in Wales is spent in Wales – and our projects range from the North to the South.’
‘We are the known to many as “the children’s charity of rugby”, and, from sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds, or sports activity areas, to respite, medical, and community care, we fund around 70 national projects, and ten local ones.’
‘Our projects all have one aim: to support disadvantaged and disabled children. Since our founding in 1983, we’ve distributed over £24 million nationally, helping over 1 million young people.’
‘Those of you who know of us will know that we have a small, but very active, team of professional rugby players and referees, past and present, who help us raise money through the medium of the sport we love. To that end, many of you will’ve been to the Annual Quiz hosted by TV pundit and irrepressible personality Phil Steel, or the Annual Autumn Lunch that Capital’s Commercial Property team have sponsored for the past two years in conjunction with another great supporter of Spoon, the Concrete Society (I know, who knew...)’
‘We raise money by having fun, digging deep, and enjoying the company and stories of some of the greats of world rugby. Trust me, you’ve never been heckled when making a speech until you’re heckled by a drunk British Lion!’
‘Once the fun ends, the rewarding work begins, and I have been fortunate enough to sponsor some great projects during my time with Spoon. So, a huge thank you. Your support will change lives.’
Paul Clayton, our HR Director, added, '#StandUpToBullying was our Charity of the Year throughout 2017. We recently received a personal note of thanks from their CEO for raising over £4,000 - so thank you to everyone at Capital, and here's to 2018.'