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Gloucestershire

Chairman

Tim Heal

Tel:01452 627128

Treasurer

Martyn Thomas

Tel:01242 234421

Secretary

Ann Short

Honorary President

The Right Honourable The Earl Bathurst

 

Gloucestershire was formed in 2002 and Tim Heal has been the Chairman since 2010.

The region is proud to have held many successful fundraisers and in November 2015 they celebrated their 12th Anniversary with a regional book launch which raised in excess of £15,500 on the night! Overall Gloucestershire has estimated that they have raised close to £150,000 through their annual Wooden Spoon dinners!

In 2013 they held their first Rugby Club Golf Competition which was won by Dursley with runners up Matson, with the winners progressing through to the National Final. This event proved to be so popular it is now planned to be a regular feature on the calendar.

Currently Gloucestershire’s main aim is to have a wider range of functions that encompass both fundraising and awareness of Wooden Spoon, with a particular focus on growing links with local rugby clubs.

To date they have raised over £500,000 for disadvantaged and disabled children in the local community.

News

An evening with Charlie Sharples at Cheltenham Rugby Club

Posted 12 April 2016 by

On Tuesday 5 April, Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire held an evening with Charlie Sharples at the Cheltenham Rugby Club.

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Gloucestershire Book Launch Dinner

Posted 23 November 2015 by

On Thursday 19th November over 280 guests joined Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire at Gloucester Rugby Club for the 12th Annual Book Launch Dinner in the region. The evening was hosted by Wooden Spoon Ambassador Tim Stimpson.

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Rugby fans raise £875 for Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire

Posted 07 October 2015 by

On Saturday 26th September, just before England took on Wales in the RWC, 60 rugby fans took to the waterways to enjoy the beautiful Gloucestershire scenery for a 2 hour lunch cruise with entertainment from a 3 piece band, all while raising m...

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Thank you Ellenborough Park!

Posted 15 April 2015 by Nicola Randell - Supporter Relations Manager

Martyn Thomas, Wooden Spoon Gloucester Treasurer travelled back to Ellenborough Park to receive a cheque of £5,660 following the recent 6 Nations Charity Dinner at the hotel.

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Fundraising on the hoof!

Posted 23 March 2015 by

On the 10th March, 220 guests attended the Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire Race Day in a private marquee overlooking Cheltenham Racecourse to raise vital funds for the region.

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Big thumbs up for the new play area at the Family Haven Day Centre!

Posted 13 March 2015 by

The children at the Family Haven Day Centre in Gloucester gave their new playground a gigantic thumbs-up when guests arrived for the official opening. The play area was made possible by a £14,000 grant from the Gloucester region of Wooden Sp...

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65th Anniversary Concert raises over £2,000!

Posted 06 March 2015 by Tim Heal - Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire Chairman

Following The Sydney Welsh Choir and the Cotswold Male Voice Choir 65th Anniversary Concert in September, Chairman of the Cotswold Male Voice Choir Richard Bennett recently presented Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire Chairman Tim Heal with a chequ...

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Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire raises £8,150 at Six Nations Charity Dinner

Posted 11 February 2015 by Ellenborough Park’s Media Team

On Friday 6th February, as part of an evening of Six Nations celebrations, Phil Vickery, the former England and Gloucester rugby captain and Wooden Spoon Lead Ambassador presided over a charity auction that raised and outstanding £8,150 for...

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Bringing the country into the city

Posted 15 December 2014 by Tim Heal - Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire Chairman

On Wednesday 3rd December Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire were blessed with excellent weather for the official opening of the Riding Arena at St James City Farm in Tredworth, Gloucester.

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Gloucestershire Annual Book Launch

Posted 15 December 2014 by

On Thursday 20th November, 278 guests joined Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire at Gloucestershire Rugby Club for the Eleventh Annual Book Launch Dinner in the region. The evening was compered by Russ Williams who kept proceedings moving along and ...

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Monkeying around at Belmont School!

Posted 03 December 2014 by Nicola Randell - Wooden Spoon's Supporter Relations Manager

On the 12th November Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire welcomed lead ambassador and Rugby World Cup winner Phil Vickery to officially open the purpose built play area at Belmont Special School in Cheltenham.

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The Syndney Welsh Choir with the Cotswold Male Voice Choir

Posted 11 July 2014 by

Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire invites you to The Sydney Welsh Choir with the Cotswold Male Voice Choir 65th Anniversary Concert on Saturday 27th September 2014 at 7.30pm at the Cheltenham Town Hall.

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The Three Counties Welsh Society donates £1000 to Wooden Spoon

Posted 04 July 2014 by Mark Hartery

The Three Counties Welsh Society was set up in 2013 by three local business people with the aim of bringing together A“Welsh ExilesA” working or living in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire as well as other business people ...

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St David’s Day Luncheon in Cheltenham

Posted 14 March 2014 by

Members of the Wooden Spoon Wales committee attended a 3 Counties Welsh Society St Davids Day lunch in Daffodils Restaurant, Cheltenham.

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Evening of Music in Gloucestershire raises over £6,500 for Wooden Spoon

Posted 02 January 2014 by Tim Heal

On November 30th 2013 an audience of 750 enjoyed an evening of music at Cheltenham Town Hall which raised over £6500 in aid of Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire.

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Gloucestershire Book Launch Dinner

Posted 03 December 2013 by

Gloucestershire Book Launch Dinner raises over £20,000

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Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club raise funds for Gloucestershire Wooden Spoon

Posted 21 November 2013 by

Gloucestershire Wooden Spoon gratefully accepted a cheque from Jon Hill, 2012 Captain of Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club.

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Polo at Cirencester Park 2013

Posted 29 August 2013 by

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Gloucestershire Regional Golf Day 2013

Posted 20 August 2013 by

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First Place For Wooden Spoon

Posted 23 July 2013 by

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An entertaining evening was had at the 2012 Gloucestershire Dinner

Posted 22 November 2012 by

A full house of nearly 300 guests enjoyed an entertaining evening at Kingsholm on Thursday 15 November at the annual Wooden Spoon Book Launch Dinner. Guests were superbly entertained by MC Aaron James and main speaker Doddie Weir with Nigel D...

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HRH opens the new riding arena at Watershed RDA

Posted 14 November 2012 by

HRH The Princess Royal opened the Gloucestershire Regions most recent project at Watershed RDA near Cirencester on Friday 9 November.

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Polo at Cirencester Park

Posted 09 February 2012 by

A new and very welcome addition to our calendar took place on Sunday 17th July 2011 at Cirencester Park, Cirencester, courtesy of Lord Apsley, when 140 guests enjoyed a summers afternoon at the Polo.

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Gloucester Wooden Spoon Book Launch Dinner

Posted 09 February 2012 by

Another full house of 300 attended the Gloucestershire Book Launch Dinner at Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester, on 17th Nov 2011.

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Charlie Onside in Gloucester

Posted 06 December 2011 by

Two years ago Charlie Henry was stuck in a rut, but now he is a fully-qualified plumber.Without the Onside Project, the 20-year-old admits the turnaround would not have been possible. Wooden Spoon team up with Gloucester Rugby and Prospect Tr...

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Strutt & Parker Giant Ball tour continues

Posted 21 June 2011 by

As this epic Journey continues we catch up on the adventure so far.

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Wooden Spoon Starts 2010 by Supporting Four New Projects for Youngsters

Posted 02 January 2010 by

At their last 2009 Council Meeting in December, the Trustees approved the four new regional projects, all of which will receive donations from Wooden Spoon totalling £128,500 in the new year.

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Spoon Project at Gloucester Rugby Club Wins Award

Posted 06 May 2009 by

Gloucester Rugby Community team, sponsored by Wooden Spoon and Sport England, received the Highly Commended Innovation Award at the annual Parliamentary Rugby Union Citizenship Awards for their Onside Programme.

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Blogs

Events

An Evening with Charlie Sharples 2016

Date 03 May 2016 VenueLonglevens RFC

Please join Gloucestershire Wooden Spoon for an Evening with Charlie Sharples on 3rd May 2016 at Longlevens RFC, starting at 7.15pm. There will be a Q&A session with Charlie and 2 other players on the night, along with kit signing, p...

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Gloucestershire Golf Day Competition

Date 17 June 2016 VenueBrickhampton Golf Course, Staverton, Cheltenham

Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire would like to invite you to our Rugby Clubs Golf Competition at Brickhampton Golf Course, Staverton on Friday 17th June 2016.  Cost is £200 for a team of 4 (£30 per member if a member of the Brickhampton...

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Gloucestershire Annual Dinner 2016

Date 16 November 2016 VenueKingsholm Stadium

Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire region would like to invite you to this year’s dinner at the Kingsholm Stadium for a  7-7.30pm start.  The evening welcomes guest speaker Aaron James (Sports Impressionist,  After Dinner Spea...

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Projects

Project Name Region Applicant Organisation Classification Date Opened Commitment

Outdoor Play Area

Gloucestershire

Family Haven

Playgrounds

06-03-2015

£14120

Riding Arena

Gloucestershire

Friendship Cafe

Sports and Activity Areas

03-12-2014

£36350

Climbing Frame

Gloucestershire

Belmont School

Equipment and Activity Aids

12-11-2014

£22265

Outdoor Riding Arena

Gloucestershire

Watershed RDA

Sports and Activity Areas

09-11-2012

£39423.48

Onside 3

Gloucestershire

Gloucester RFC

Other

01-06-2011

£10000

Sensory Garden

Gloucestershire

St Rose's School

Sensory Gardens / Rooms

03-12-2010

£70000

Onside 2

Gloucestershire

Gloucester RFC

Other

01-08-2010

£12938

Alderman Knight School, Multi use games Area

Gloucestershire

Alderman Knight School

Sports and Activity Areas

16-09-2009

£75000

Onside 1

Gloucestershire

Gloucester RFC

Other

01-06-2009

£30000

Cam House School, Outdoor Sports Area

Gloucestershire

Cam House School

Sports and Activity Areas

08-12-2006

£70000

Playing for Success Computers and software

Gloucestershire

Morriston Primary School

Equipment and Activity Aids

01-10-2005

£30000

James Hopkins Trust, Quiet Area and Memorial Garden

Gloucestershire

James Hopkins Trust

Sensory Gardens / Rooms

17-09-2004

£15000

Paternoster School, Play area, play equipment and related works

Gloucestershire

Paternoster School,

Playgrounds

11-07-2003

£14800

Sensory Wall

Gloucestershire

Winchcombe Playgroup

Sensory Gardens / Rooms

--

£2500

Inclusive Sports Facility

Gloucestershire

Heart of the Forest Community Special School

Equipment and Activity Aids

--

£40000

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