25 Apr 13
Enjoy a great afternoon and evening at Temple and help to raise some funds for disadvantaged children and Temple Golf Club's course improvement fund at the same time.
Chilterns Spoon is one of the oldest regions, and has evolved both in shape and in size. Originally established to cover Bucks, Berks, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, is has undertaken an hydra-like split itself into 3, with Hertfordshire forming a new county region and most of Oxfordshire together with North Bucks forming into Isis/Cherwell. The rump of the region is based broadly in the Chiltern Hills and the Thames Valley. It is a region blessed with many rugby clubs at all levels, and its membership is mainly drawn from representatives of those clubs.
Like all regions, our primary aim is to raise money for capital projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged youngsters. We have tried do this strategically, by selecting projects which are both meaningful and geographically spread "fairly" throughout the region. For this reason nobody needs to look far to see what sort of pleasure and relief we have delivered. There are several projects where the impacts have reached far beyond the regional boundaries. In particular I allude to: Augmented communication for people with no clear speech capability; Vision Control, which provides a communication method for all those who have no reliably controllable bodily function, other than their eyes; New psychological therapies for emotionally and behaviourly disturbed children that goes a long way to producing "near-normal" neural networks in their brains.
In addition to sporting and recreational events run by the Committee, we have been extremely fortunate in having members who have brought donating events, run by themselves and friends, to help swell the coffers - long may they continue to do so!
In total, over the 20+ years of its existence, the region has invested circa £1 million in some 40 projects.
Our Committee is a vehicle for members who wish to help organise events, and to take part in the decision as to which projects we should invest funds into. If you feel you have some time and event skill to offer, please contact Barrie (Telephone 07836 534 269 mobile 07836 534 269 or e-mail email@example.com)
For any issues relating to your spoon membership, please contact David Walmsley at Spoon Office. Tel: 01252 773720 (option 1)
|Applicant organisation||Project name||Project classification||Date opened||Wooden Spoon's commitment|
|Prior's Court School||Horticulture Classroom||Buildings & Extensions||In Progress||£14,500|
|The Chiltern Centre||Bathroom||Buildings & Extensions||19 Sep 11||£25,000|
|PACT||Family Therapy Room||Buildings & Extensions||15 Apr 13||£10,000|
|Brookfields School||Hydrotherapy Pool Changing Rooms||Buildings & Extensions||27 Feb 12||£25,000|
|Wooden Spoon Unit, Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust||Wooden Spoon Unit, Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust, Family Cancer Care & Hae||Buildings & Extensions||1 Apr 01||£300,000|
|ACE Centre Advisory Trust||ACE Centre Advisory Trust, New building||Buildings & Extensions||1 Apr 99||£300,000|
|Wycombe General Hospital||Wycombe General Hospital, Baby Unit: dayroom for parents||Buildings & Extensions||1 Jan 94||£20,000|
|SpecialEffect||SpecialEffect, Demonstration IT units||Equipment and Activity Aids||2 Jun 09||£50,000|
|Meadow Wood School||Meadow Wood School, Hydrotherapy pool||Hydrotherapy Pools||1 Jan 97||£150,000|
|Park School||Playground equipment||Playgrounds||18 Mar 03||£19,600|
|Penn School||Sensory Avenue||Sensory Gardens / Rooms||20 Mar 13||£35,000|
|Claytons Primary School||Sensory Room||Sensory Gardens / Rooms||In Progress||£23,000|
|Bishops Wood School||Sensory Garden||Sensory Gardens / Rooms||31 Oct 05||£30,000|
|Truckwell project, Reading||Truckwell project, Reading, Raised Garden||Sensory Gardens / Rooms||1 Jan 96||£12,200|
|Maidenhead RFC||Maidenhead Street Rugby||Spoon Community Project||1 May 11||£2,773|
|London Wasps Community Foundation||Try it, Love It, Club It||Spoon Community Project||1 Jun 11||£6,000|
|Camp Mohawk||Adventure Soft Play Area||Soft Play / R&R Rooms||28 Apr 10||£20,000|
|The Pace Centre||The Pace Centre, Creation of play room and teaching room||Soft Play / R&R Rooms||4 Jun 09||£25,000|
|West Berkshire Mencap, The Mencap Centre,||Soft-play Room and Chill-out Room ext||Soft Play / R&R Rooms||29 Jul 09||£100,000|
|Priory School||Priory School, Therapy Room||Soft Play / R&R Rooms||20 Oct 04||£80,000|
|Dacorum Women's Aid||Dacorum Women's Aid, Playroom and outside play area||Soft Play / R&R Rooms||31 Jan 03||£40,000|
|Westfield School||Outdoor Learning Centre||Sports and Activity Areas||29 Nov 11||£14,900|
|Windsor Ascot Maidenhead District Sports Assn. for the Disabled||Extension for a Play Area||Sports and Activity Areas||29 Nov 06||£25,000|
|The Rivertime Boat Trust,||The Rivertime Boat Trust,, Renovation of steam boat for use by disabled children||Transport||19 Aug 08||£7,500|
|Park School||Park School, Minibus||Transport||1 Jan 84||£8,500|