Sporting success at Wisbech Grammar School as more than £1500 is raised for rugby charity

L-R Justin Lucas (England Women), Tim Stimpson (Former England and British and Irish Lion), Simon Ro

L-R Justin Lucas (England Women), Tim Stimpson (Former England and British and Irish Lion), Simon Rowe (KLFM) - Credit: Archant

More than £1,500 was raised by Wisbech Grammar School after they held a dinner and dance in aid of a children’s rugby charity.

6th Form pupils assisting in front of house duties

6th Form pupils assisting in front of house duties - Credit: Archant

The school collected the money for Wooden Spoon who fund around 70 projects each year that support disadvantaged and disabled children with the likes of sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas.

The evening saw three speakers, all Wooden Spoon ambassadors, share their sporting success stories from Rugby Union and also life lessons from the sport and being involved in the charity.

These included Tim Stimpson, who played for Leicester Tigers, England and the British & Irish Lions, and who also captained the winning side for the Wooden Spoon Arctic Rugby Challenge 2015.

The other two speakers were current England Women’s Rugby stars Harriett Miller-Mills and Justine Lucas, who both also play for Wasps RFC.


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Head of Rugby, Alex Laybourne, said: “It was a fantastic evening for a very worthwhile cause. Wooden Spoon do so much great stuff for the game of rugby and it the 1st VII Boys and Girls were delighted to give something back, having supported them throughout the Rugby 7s season.”

The event took place on April 27.

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