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louise-cook-fia-trophyI hope you do not take offence to receiving this email, my head is in a spin and I have reacted in a hurry. I am reaching out just to ask if you may be able to help. I am competing in the World Rally Championship WRC3 category. Things were looking really good and I was looking forward to competing in the right way with good tyres, good testing in the car before the events etc. I have had news from two major sponsors have had to delay their marketing plans, I have their word that they are still going to be involved. The problem is a successful WRC campaign revolves around competing on WRC Rally Sweden in just 4 weeks and the £8,000 of entry fees are due in today.

I have reacted by putting my trophy up on eBay in an attempt to still make the first round. I do not have much to sell and I was hoping it would help towards the rally. I love the trophy and the hard work it stands for, my heart just says it is better to be competing and making the season happen than sitting at home polishing the trophy. I have attached a link as you may know a specialist who collects sporting memorabilia eBay auction

Two amazing people have set up campaigns! Daniel Stonhill has kindly set up a GoFundMe page http://www.gofundme.com/save-louise-cooks-rally-sweden and Michael Higgins has kindly set up a JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/worldrallychamptionships-louisecook and a number of very kind people are trying to help which is so supportive.

After the rally I am offering a unique driving experience on the frozen lakes of Sweden, just North of the rally near the town of Salen, for anyone who would love that sort of thing. It is something very special and the absolute best place to enjoy and learn car control. The lake has been a strong grounding for my rally career and I have used the facilities there since 2007. I will be offering 2 days of Ice coaching in a Ford Fiesta for 6 people, individuals or groups for £1000 per person. The drivers will share the driving day and go through a number of techniques including the fundamentals with a few little secrets along the way. The coaching will be adjusted depending on level of experience. It is also possible to offer a corporate experience with similar or larger numbers if this is of interest. There is plenty of accommodation available at the local Ski Resort of Salen, Dalarna and Oslo Rygge is the cheapest main airport whilst Oslo Gardermoen is the closest.

Rally Sweden is a spectacular event and will deliver some great promotional material for anyone involved. I have some last minute sponsorship places available for WRC Rally Sweden:

£8,500 Rally Sweden title sponsorship, everything in pink, and race suit chest branding. Also a promotional day with me and the driving simulator for an event of your choice.
£3,500 The bonnet middle (light blue)
£2,500 the rear bonnet (dark blue)
£2,500 as are each of the rear quarter stripes

There are some support packages for the season. SponsorBomb is a unique design on the car that receives a lot of fan attention and photos on the event. The places are from £450 and receive links from the website too.

The £100 support campaign Get on the Grid offers your logo on the rally car and a description of your company on the website.

Please email louise@rallyteamgb.com for more info or to have any questions answered

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