<1r>Harlequins RU and RL are pleased to announce that the Wooden Spoon , Rugby's Charity for disadvantaged children and young people, today formally approved the application by the Middlesex region of Spoon to provide support to the amount of £25,000 for the Harlequins "Playing for Success" centre to be opened at the Twickenham Stoop in early 2008. The money contributed will be used to provide state of the art ICT equipment around which the curriculum to be delivered will be based. Children between the age of 10 ' 14 from local primary and secondary schools will benefit from working with Apple Macbooks, digital video recorders and digital cameras to enhance and improve their ICT skills.
Gordon Brown Chairman of the Wooden Spoon Middlesex Region commented 'It is very pleasing for Wooden Spoon to be able to deliver this within six months of Harlequins initial contact, and to know that this will come to fruition so quickly, providing support for under-achieving children'
Wooden Spoon which was announced as the official charity of Harlequins RFC this season are looking forward to working with the club over the coming months to fundraise within the Quins community, enabling them to meet their aims of providing further support to children and young people disadvantaged socially, physically or mentally within the Middlesex region and surrounds.
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.