Rugby stars open special needs playground in Neasden

Saracens player Adam Powell, Wasps flanker Tom Rees, and former England coach Dick Best to unveil the play area

Three rugby stars came to Brent to open a new playground for children with special needs.

Saracens player Adam Powell joined Wasps flanker Tom Rees and former England coach Dick Best to unveil the play area at Vernon House School, in Drury Way, Neasden.

The playground was jointly funded by Wooden Spoon, a rugby charity which supports disadvantaged children, and Brent Council.

Lucy Addington, headteacher at Vernon House, said: “We are so grateful to Wooden Spoon and Brent Council for supporting this project. It has given the school a playground to be proud of and an opportunity for the whole school community to work together and provide facilities that almost rival those at nearby Wembley Stadium.”

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