Another successful Oktoberfest for Wooden Spoon Leicestershire!

On Friday 5th October 2018, Leicestershire’s leading business professionals joined together to support Leicestershire and Rutland Wooden Spoon’s annual Oktoberfest at the Leicester Racecourse.

Wooden Spoon is a charity that changes children’s lives through the power of rugby. The Leicestershire and Rutland region alone has worked on many projects throughout the region amounting to well over £300k which have given disabled and disadvantaged children the opportunity to participate in activities within a safe and encouraging environment.

One of the charities most anticipated events is Oktoberfest which takes place each year. Wooden Spoon supporters and local businesses are invited to attend the fun and interactive day as an alternative to traditional networking whilst raising money for a brilliant cause. Year on year the money raised has increased and thanks to the generosity of this year’s attendees around £7,500 was raised to fund new vital projects across Leicestershire such as Sailability at Rutland Water and Breathing Space, Leicester.

Discussing the success of this year’s Oktoberfest, Wooden Spoons Leicester Chair Malcolm Foulkes-Arnold said “I would like to express my thanks to everybody who attended our Oktoberfest event, it was a fantastic day and we are lucky to have such a great support network across the Leicestershire business community. Thank you to Rob Bracken and the team at Leicester Racecourse for hosting us for another year and providing an outstanding service and brilliant venue. We raised a substantial amount of £7,432 which will be injected into our next project that will be unveiled very soon; this would not be possible without the ticket purchases and charitable donations received on the day in which we are incredibly grateful”.

Oktoberfest is not the only event organised in aid of Wooden Spoon, the charity host regular theatre events at Kilworth House alongside a charity golf day and the known and loved annual St George’s Day event, which again sees a significant amount of money being raised. The events and projects have grown year on year which have changed the lives of many children by providing a variety of community programmes including specialist playgrounds, medical treatment centres and sensory rooms. 


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