It is rare for us to organise events on behalf of a client simply because our ethos says that a Cowan Global Event must a) be fun, b) be easy to understand and c) benefit at least one charity. Because of this we normally stick to organising our own events. However, Active Sussex (the County Sports Partnership for Sussex) is a registered charity and the event also raised funds for the Parallel Youth Games (an annual event for young people with a disability) so we were happy to take on the task.
The event was a great success with fourteen award winners together with clubs and volunteers also being recognised on the night. Guests enjoyed a three course meal with complementary wine before hitting the dance floor once all of the awards were presented.
Special guests Danny Pike from BBC Sussex and Katharine Merry, the Olympic 400m bronze medallist from Sydney 2000, presented the evening with Katharine Merry’s speech holding sports people and corporate guests alike enthralled. It was a thoroughly professional job by a friendly and approachable pair.
Our thanks go to the entire Active Sussex team – a team in every sense of the word – who offered fantastic support and assistance throughout the preparation and on the night.
We lined up some superb corporate sponsors without whom the event could not have gone ahead. In alphabetical order to avoid preference they were American Express, Barefoot Wine, BBC Sussex, Freedom Leisure, Hilton Hotel, Inspire Leisure, Juice 107.2, Rix & Kay Solicitors, Skills Active, Sussex County FA, Sussex Sport Magazine, University of Brighton, University of Chichester and Wealden District Council.
To everyone involved and who attended, especially the Active Sussex team, thanks for having us along we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!
© Jim Cowan, Cowan Global Limited, 2010