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The Strawberry Ball 20th October 2018

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Cooks & Company have received a lovely thank you letter from the organisers of the Strawberry Ball. We are very honored to have received this letter and to have been part of the fundraising. All of us at Cooks & Company wishes The Strawberry Ball Committee every success in their future fundraising endeavors for such a worthy cause.

 

Dear Pete and Rach,

On behalf of The Strawberry Ball Committee, we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to you for so kindly sponsoring our event on the 20th October by giving us a Smeg Kitchen Stand Mixer as a prize.

We had over 350 guests in attendance at the Ball, and it is with the generosity and kindness of people like yourself that we are very proud to tell you that the evening raised the grand total of £36,000.

Along with our sponsored bike ride which took place earlier this year, our grand total now stands at £82,000 which will go towards the purchase of a new Mammography Scanner at the Nottingham Breast Institute.

Some breaking news is that the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have nominated us for an award at their annual NUHonours Awards 2018, and we have just been told that we have been shortlisted in the category of Community Champion Award.

The results are to be announced at a Black Tie dinner on the 23rd November. Again, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

Kind regards,

The Strawberry Ball Committee:

Paula & Steven Routledge

Rachel & Tim Hinchley

 

Congratulations To Olivia Mathias on her Commonwealth Games Performance

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Cooks and Company would like to congratulate Olivia Mathias on her performance at the Commonwealth games in Australia. Olivia has had a fantastic run with Wales coming 6th overall.

Olivia is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class squad based in Loughborough and coached by Adam Elliott. She was added to the squad for the 2018 season having achieved some impressive junior results in 2017, including sixth at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam.

Olivia did her A levels in June 2017 at The Girls Grammar School in Grantham and then started at Loughborough University in October. She is studying Industrial Design.

Cooks & Company Supporting Local GB Triathlete Olivia Mathias

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Since Olivia Mathias earned a place in the England Talent Squad at the age of 12, Cooks & Company have supported the triathlete in her quest to complete for Great Britain at international competitions.

Olivia now studies and trains between 10/15 hours a week at Loughborough University but over her Youth and Junior journey Olivia has Swam, Cycled and Ran her way to becoming one of the top Junior Triathletes in the country. She has won National, International and World medals on her journey so far and next week travels to Australia for a training camp before she competes in the Commonwealth Games for team Wales.

Olivia is very excited to represent Wales and thanks Cooks & Company for sponsoring her, it has helped buy new equipment and travel around the world to compete.

We are proud to have seen Olivia grow into an International athlete and wish her well on her adventure and quest to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games for team Wales.