20 Spoons in June

A project by: Simon Buttenshaw



from 17 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 30 Jun 2017
Unique hand-carved spoons to raise money for the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre

Raising funds for children's brain tumour research

I'm raising funds for the work of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC), based at The University of Nottingham.

Every week in the UK, 10 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour, and the disease kills more children than any other type of cancer. We can only change this through research . Every pound raised through this Jumpstart campaign will go directly to the work of the amazing researchers at the Centre.

Why 20 spoons in june?

This year marks the 20th anniversary since the CBTRC was first established. So throughout June, I will be making 20 spoons to give away to anyone who donates £15 or more to the cause. Each spoon will be hand-made from locally sourced hardwood using a few basic (but razor sharp) hand tools. (Some of the wood may even be from the University grounds!)

If you find that all the spoons have been claimed, but you would still like to give, then just pledge £15 or more using the '£1 reward' option at the top, and I will send you a spoon from the next batch....but you may have to wait a little longer for delivery.


As you can see from the examples below, the spoons I make are quite rustic. I am far from being an expert and you will see lots of knife marks and mistakes. But they are all perfectly functional and so long as you can avoid putting them in the dishwasher, they will last for years.

small salad servers:

scrambled egg spoontula:

cooking spoons:

pocket eating spoon:

French roux spoon:

please sponsor and share

Everything raised here really will make a difference to children with brain tumours and their families. Please sponsor me before 30 June. if you could also use the social media buttons to spread the word, that would be brilliant.


further info

If you would like to know more about the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, or maybe even consider doing something to raise funds yourself, please visit the Life Cycle Page: