Rugby stars kick off Wooden Spoon challenge

England rugby legends Dean Richards and Martin Bayfield helped launch applications for the 2007 Wooden Spoon Four Peaks Corporate Challenge last week.

Peak performers from leading companies such as Reuters, Deloitte, HSBC and Clydesdale Bank have pledged to take part in the challenge that will see teams compete to climb four mountains while raising money for charity.

Next year’s event begins on June 28 at Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Wooden Spoon, the official charity of the British and Irish Rugby Unions, funds projects supporting disadvantaged children and has donated more than £12m to a range of good causes.

The corporate teams will raise a minimum of £15,000 each.