Kent Society of Rugby Football Union Referees donned their Wooden Spoon socks for a weekend’s show of support across the county, to raise awareness of the work of the Wooden Spoon Charity. The charity supports disadvantaged and disabled children by providing specialist playgrounds, sports activity areas, and equipment as well as community-based programmes in the UK and Ireland.
Approximately 40 referees on Saturday fixtures took to the field with their whistle, wearing the easily recognisable colourful socks. The referees came on board to support this charity by not only participating, but also contributing to the cost of the socks.
Alan Crane, Kent Society Chief Financial Officer pledged that, “For every pair of socks purchased by our referees, the Society will match £5 per purchase so that Wooden Spoon can use the full £10 to provide their vital support in the community. I have personal knowledge of the great work Wooden Spoon does and am delighted the Kent Referees Society has become a member organisation. We are especially proud to be the first Referees Society in England to take this step and look forward to helping Wooden Spoon in the future.”