Strutt and Parker raise over £3000 for the Wooden Spoon Charity!
PUBLISHED: 11:24 08 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:16 20 February 2013
Strutt and Parker's Exeter office raised over £3000 for the Wooden Spoon Charity with a quiz night and an auction of promises on Tuesday 16th November
Strutt and Parker's Exeter office raised over 3000 for the Wooden Spoon Charity with a quiz night and an auction of promises on Tuesday 16th November
Strutt & Parker, celebrating there 125th year, are delighted to be supporting Wooden Spoon and the Exeter Office are organised a number of events during the week of 15th November 2010.
Wooden Spoon was founded in 1983 and is dedicated to helping improve the quality and prospective life of children and young people who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially. Over the years, Wooden Spoon donations have diversified from purely capital projects such as medical treatment and recovery centres to outreach programmes for kids in their communities.
Strutt & Parkers Senior Partner, Andy Martin, is an Ambassador for Wooden Spoon and our challenge is for a Wooden Spoon rugby ball to be moved around the country via each of our offices (over 50 nationwide), raising money along the way.
Strutt & Parkers Exeter office had the Wooden Spoon rugby ball from Monday the 15th November 2010 for a week and organised a number of events including;
- A Quiz Night and Auction of Promises on Tuesday the 16th November 2010
- A number of baking and cooking events organised by each department within the Exeter office including the Estate Agency Department, the Land Management Department and the Rural Development Department.
- A Strutt & Parker recipe book;
- A silly hat day;
- A number of money-raising lunches and;
- A six-man bike ride around Exeter to raise as much money as possible along the way.
Robin Thomas of Strutt & Parkers Exeter office commented, Strutt & Parker are delighted to be involved with Wooden Spoon and are looking forward to raising as much money as possible. We have been extremely grateful to all those who have donated a number of fantastic prizes for the Quiz Night and Auction of Promises including a shooting lesson at Ashcombe, wine from Exe Cellars, a meal for two at Rendezvous, tickets to the Devon County Show and a subscription to Devon Life, to name just a few.
Bruce Priday, chairman of the Devon Committee for Wooden Spoon comments, The support from such a highly respected national firm as Strutt & Parker is fantastic. Their commitment to improving the lives of children and young people who need some help shows how good businesses contribute to communities. Their plans show an enormous commitment on their part and we at Spoon are very grateful.