25 Sep 13
On the 24th September the Bristol & Bath committee along with Lee Mears (Bath, England and British Lion) officially opened The Wooden Spoon Classroom and Boot Room at Horseworld near Bristol.
Now well into its second decade, the Bristol and Bath Committee continues to maintain a low key but effective presence in the Region having contributed over £350k to local children ranging from major projects such as Children's Hospice South West and the Claremont School Speech Therapy Unit to more modest but equally welcome contributions to Springboard in Clevedon and the Limes Nursery in Whitehall.
The generosity of our supporters throughout the Region enables us to maintain a pipeline of projects and ensures that Spoon is continuously active in its aim of assisting disadvantaged children.
We have two regular dates in our calendar, our Spring Lunch and our Summer Golf Day, both of which are eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed. We have run other ad hoc events such as the World Cup Winning Dinner, the ever popular curry nights and are the car park operators of choice for a number of local events. One of our highlights was undoubtedly the opening of one of our projects by Spoon Patron HRH The Princess Royal.
Our committee, small but perfectly formed, meets under our second Regional Chairman Andrew Sheridan who assumed responsibility when Dave Cockerell decided to stand down six years ago. Indeed the core of the committee has been in office since the very much missed Tony Richards wandered into town with an offer we couldn't refuse. We have also been very fortunate in the support we have received from our Regional Presidents Jerry Guscott, Andy Robinson and currently, Ronnie Regan who have all given generously and unobtrusively of their time for which we are most grateful.
We would like to widen our committee base and anyone in the Region interested in becoming involved would be made most welcome at our irregular but usually riotous meetings which, against all odds, do make decisions and allocate actions which foster the ethos of Spoon in Bristol and Bath and make appreciable differences to the lives of our most needy children and young people. Give me a call.
Andrew Sheridan, Chairman Bristol and Bath Committee.
|Applicant organisation||Project name||Project classification||Date opened||Wooden Spoon's commitment|
|Premiership Rugby (PRL)||HITZ Bath Year 1||Spoon Community Project||In Progress||£60,000|
|Premiership Rugby (PRL)||HITZ Bath Year 2||Spoon Community Project||In Progress||£60,000|
|Premiership Rugby (PRL)||HITZ Bath Year 3||Spoon Community Project||In Progress||£60,000|
|Paediatric Communication Aids Service||Communication Aids||Equipment and Activity Aids||30 Nov 04||£22,500|
|Seven Springs SW Play and Support Centre||Seven Springs SW Play and Support Centre, Adventure Playground||Playgrounds||22 Jul 06||£40,000|
|Children's Hospice South West||Children's Hospice South West, Sensory Room in new hospice||Buildings & Extensions||16 Apr 07||£78,000|
|Paediatric Communication Aids Service||New Assessment Centre building||Buildings & Extensions||16 Jan 09||£135,000|
|Springboard Opportunity Group||Playroom extension||Buildings & Extensions||28 Jan 09||£19,000|
|Culverhill School||Communication Suite||Buildings & Extensions||6 Oct 10||£8,300|
|Bristol Children's Help Society||Adventure Trail||Adventure Trails||18 Oct 11||£10,000|
|The Limes Nursery||Outdoor Play Area||Playgrounds||8 Feb 13||£8,000|
|Creative Youth Network||The Station Centre||Buildings & Extensions||27 Mar 13||£28,500|
|Horseworld||Classroom & Bootroom||Buildings & Extensions||24 Sep 13||£11,000|