Sporting heroes raise funds for charity

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Cornwall’s sporting heroes have helped raise £3k for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute at a special charity evening.

Sponsored by Coodes Solicitors and Savills property consultants, around 100 people attending the Sporting Heroes dinner at St Mellion Golf Club.

(l-r): Ed Coode, Jeremy Harvey, Heather Fell, Savills’ rural director Paul Cressy, RABI chief executive Paul Burrows and Vin Cox

Olympic rower Ed Coode spoke at the event and other guests included Cornwall Council chairman Cllr Pat Harvey, Olympic pentathlete Heather Fell, and Vin Cox who holds the Guinness word record for circumnavigating the world by bicycle.

Coode was a member of the British team which won gold in the coxless-fours at the 2004 Athens Olympics with Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell and Steve Williams.

He said: “Living in Cornwall, I’m especially aware of how important farming is to the local economy and I’m pleased to help raise money for RABI, which helps farming families who have fallen on hard times.

“It’s in all our interests to ensure we have a strong agricultural industry and do everything we can to support it.”

Jeremy Harvey, managing partner of Coodes Solicitors, added: “We’re very proud to have been involved with this special fundraising evening. “Farming and agriculture is the backbone of business in Cornwall and the money raised will provide valuable support for local families.”

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