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Friday, December 10, 2010

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Bikeathon 2010

The 14th Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research London Bikeathon took place on the 27th June, raising over half a million pound. The money raised will go towards finding a cure for blood caners. This was the 50th anniversary for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, and they decided to use Gaudio bespoke awards rather than the usual off-the-shelf plaques. The charity were thrilled with the awards and told us:

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with our awards this year. They looked so much better than our previous wooden plaques and it’s great that our fundraisers can keep their awards this time rather than handing them back after a year. Thanks so much again for your help and I hope that we can work together again next year!"

The awards were presented to the top fundraisers at an awards dinner, with celebrity presenters including John Michie (Taggart), Michelle Cockayne and Tony Audenshaw from Emmerdale.

You can find out more about the Bikathon and apply for the 2011 event here

Gaudio Awards: Acrylic Trophies

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gaudio Designs and Manufactures UKA Aviva Athletics Awards

350 attendees enjoyed the UKA Aviva Athletics Awards, a celebration of athletics in 2010, at the Sir David Wallace Hall, Loughborough University on Saturday 4 December. The awards were designed and manufactured by Gaudio Awards, using mirror polished aluminium and colour printed and engraved glass-effect acrylic.

Award winners were as follows:
  • UKA Coach: Mark Kirk
  • UKA Club: Holmfirth Harriers AC
  • UKA Volunteer: Eiddwen Davies
  • UKA Official: Sheila Baille
  • UKA Partnership: Derbyshire Athletics Network
  • Elite Coach of the Year 2010: Toni Minichiello
  • The Best British Paralympic Performance 2010: Hannah Cockcroft
  • The Best British Athletic Performance of 2010: Jessica Ennis
  • The Best Junior Athlete 2010: Jodie Williams
  • The Best Senior Athlete 2010: Mo Farah
  • The Best Performance at an Aviva Event 2010: Jenny Meadows
Read More: UK Athletics Website

Gaudio Awards: Athletics Trophies

The Engineer Technology & Innovation Awards 2010

The 4th Technology & Innovation Awards, run by The Engineer, took place on Friday 3rd December at The Royal Society in London. Hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), the awards acknowledged engineering excellence in the UK in 2010. The award is manufactured from colour printed glass-effect acrylic with red acrylic detail, which is mounted onto a mirror polished aluminium base.

Read More (including a video of the winning projects): The Engineer

Gaudio: Acrylic Awards

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gaudio Produces Scottish Sports Awards

The fourth annual Scottish Sports awards took place on the 2nd December at the Glasgow Hilton. Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish (pictured) picked up a lifetime achievement award at the event hosted by his daughter Kelly Dalglish and Stephen Jardine. Alan Hansen paid tribute to his pal Kenny, saying he was not just a great footballer but a great man: "It's a privilege to be here tonight to present the award."

Some of the biggest names in sport, including Neil Lennon, Walter Smith and world champions such as Stephen Hendry, Liz McColgan and Rhona Martin, all braved the icy conditions to attend the event. Other winners on the night included Colin Montgomerie, who lifted the Ryder Cup after masterminding Europe's win over the USA at Celtic Manor. He sent a video acceptance before ex-caddy Craig Connolly picked up the award, saying: "I'm used to carrying his clubs. Now I'm carrying his awards."

The awards, created by Gaudio, are manufactured from mirror polished aluminium and detailed with colour print and engraving.

Read more about the event on the Daily Record website

If you are planning a sporting event, contact Gaudio Awards for free designs and quotes for your bespoke sports trophies

Brian Moore Wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

Gaudio Awards have once again produced the "world's richest sports book prize" for William Hill. The William Hill Sports Book of the Year is dedicated to rewarding excellence in sports writing. This year's winner, Beware Of The Dog, is an autobiography by Telegraph columist Brian Moore.

Graham Sharpe, the co-founder of the William Hill prize said of Moore's book, “As a trained solicitor and a lover of opera, fine wine and Shakespeare, Brian Moore is no ordinary sportsman,” Sharpe said. “So it follows that this is no ordinary book. It’s a fascinating exploration of what lies beneath the tough exterior of one of England’s greatest rugby players.” 

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