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£6,073raised of £25,000 target by 227 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,073 to Ensure a successful World Rally Championship for Louise Cook.

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    Funded on Sunday, 5th February 2017

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    Louise has put up for sale a one off FIA World Rally Championship Trophy awarded her when she became FIA Production car Cup Champion for Drivers of 2WD in 2012. We don't want to see her loose this well deserved and treasured award.

    £8,000 of entry fees has been raised on another funding page in just 5 days to enter the first round WRC Rally Sweden, Louise is still left with no option but to sell her beloved trophy to cover fees for the other stages.

    Louise is seeking sponsors for the first event and the 2017 season in the WRC.

    Louise got her first taste of driving when her late father, Robert Cook, bought her a battery powered car on her 6th birthday. Louise and her pet rabbit would drive round for hours until the battery went flat. Louise took out the conservatory twice, 2 garden fences and took the front axle clean off.

    Louise’s first taste of rally driving was whilst studying Car Design at Coventry University. Louise entered a competition to win a drive and found herself an amazing 2nd place out of 1000 women, with no previous motorsport experience. This gave Louise the confidence to gain her rally licence and enter her first ever rally thanks to her student loan.

    Louise, desperate to finance a way of starting a career in rallying came up with an idea to sell small spaces on her rally car with prizes. Daily walking around local industrial estates and Louise managed to find 300 supportive companies to help her with £50 this got Louise's first season and career underway in 2010.

    Sacrifices had to be made; Louise sold her much loved Ford StreetKa road car to get to the 1st round, give up her secure full time job to commit fully and more recently sold her trophies on ebay all to fund her career.

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    • Michael Higgins

      Michael Higgins

      5 months ago

      Michael Higgins

      Louise made it to Rally Sweden! Below is a Vlog from Sweden with thanks to all those who supported her through the crowdfunding. A huge thank you to you all. https://www.facebook.com/LouiseCookGB/videos/1217304118354007/

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    • Michael Higgins

      Michael Higgins

      5 months ago

      Michael Higgins

      Good Morning! Final Week to raise the funds to get Louise to the WRC, thank you all for your donations and kind words through this process. Please help us to share this as much as possible and push towards th final target this week.

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    • Michael Higgins

      Michael Higgins

      5 months ago

      Michael Higgins

      6K reached - Thank You all. Last heavy push over the next few days. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/worldrallychamptionships-louisecook

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    • Michael Higgins

      Michael Higgins

      5 months ago

      Michael Higgins

      The Just Giving Page is due to finish on 5th February, thank you to all who have supported and donated. Please keep the support going and tell as many people as possible abouth the page.

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    227

    • Aladin4800

      Aladin4800

      Jan 26, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 26, 2017

      Good luck and I really hope you achieve the target.

      £10.00

    • Stuart Cook

      Stuart Cook

      Jan 26, 2017

      Best of luck.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 26, 2017

      keep it up Sir, she's a cracking driver, wish I had more to give...

    • Paul Morris

      Paul Morris

      Jan 25, 2017

      Go for it girl 🏆🍾👍

      £10.00

    • Juli James

      Juli James

      Jan 25, 2017

      Good Luck and hope you have a great 2017 Season!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 25, 2017

      Fair play to you Louise, flat sctick and no lifts!

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