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Cook Stars 2017 Finalists in National Awards for the Children's Activities Sector




We are so excited to be voted finalists for next month's prestigious 'What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017' with Strider Bike.

These pioneering awards were launched in 2007 to celebrate the UK's best activities, class leaders, party providers, places and activity-based products for children - as nominated and voted for by the experts - parents, carers and parents-to-be.

The awards ceremony, hosted by NatWest, will take place at their prestigious Bishopsgate HQ on October 4 2017. This year's awards will welcome very special guest Sam Quek MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist, GB Hockey and I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here contestant 2016.

Sam says: 'I was very fortunate at a young age to be encouraged to play sport and particularly hockey. Now as an Olympic Gold Medalist, I am living proof of the importance of kids' clubs and classes and how teachers, class leaders and coaches inspire, empower and propel children to achieve."

Cathy Harding, Founder and Managing Director of Cook Stars said: "I am delighted that Cook Stars has been voted as a finalist in this year's prestigious What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our growing network of Franchisees that we have been voted as finalists in the Best Franchised / Licenced Children's Party Entertainment which has been sponsored by mumandworking.co.uk and I am very proud of everyone's hard work and dedication to delivering amazing cooking experience parties to children across the UK".

Parents, grandparents and carers voted for their favourites from all of the nominees. The awards are bigger than ever, now covering a huge 27 different categories ranging from the 'Best Franchised / Licenced Children's Party Entertainment' to the highly esteemed 'Industry Champion of the Year' (which will be judged by The Children's Activities Association Board of Directors) and including the new 'Best Product' category - showcasing the very best products supporting and promoting children's activities.

The winners will be announced at the live awards ceremony on October 4 and everyone who voted or nominated has also been entered into a prize draw to win 2 VIP tickets to attend the awards ceremony and reception and meet the winners, finalists, sponsors and VIPs.