A fundraising dinner at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens hosted by former England winger David Duckham could raise thousands of pounds for Wooden Spoon, the rugby children’s charity.

The Thursday Februay 2 event, staged on the eve of the Six Nations, promises a packed evening of good food, great hospitality, an auction and live entertainment.

Wooden Spoon raises money to invest in capital projects that benefit disadvantaged children and young people.

Phil Pemble, PR manager of Birmingham-based employment and training specialists Pertemps People Development Group, is Wooden Spoon’s West Midlands chairman.

Mr Pemble said: “We’ve put together a very affordable event to encourage the corporate sector in particular to come and learn what Wooden Spoon is about while showcasing just what can be achieved.’’

Last year the Wooden Spoon in the West Midlands built a sensory room for a special school and donated money for a major refurbishment of Harborne based Focus Birmingham, accommodating school leavers with sight loss.

* Tables of 10 are available for £250 to include dinner and entertainment, individual places are also available. Call 07979 517671 or email phil.pemble@ppdg.co.uk.