Distinguished thanks for charity work

On Thursday 19 January Carys Cox and Cara Brincatt, both Womens’ Rugby players from Newbury attended the Houses of Parliament for a very special reception held in their honour.

House of Lords

The girls have worked together on the pitch since 2014 when the two girls were selected to represent the South West in Women’s Rugby, but they are now proving that working together off the pitch can be equally powerful.

The girls received an invitation from Olympic Gold Medallist Dame Katherine Grainger, to attend the reception at The Speaker's House at the House of Commons hosted by Speaker John Bercow, as a special thank you for their hard work and contributions to the fundraising efforts of ‘OK Our Kids’, a charity set up in 2013 to educate children about every day dangers.

Cara says “It was an honour for us both to represent such an amazing charity. As well as giving back to the community, It has given us both some incredible opportunities to gain new skills and link with people that could help us in the future, people with true inspiration".

Carys Cox who made her debut for premiership team Bristol Women’s Rugby earlier this month having represented England Under 18s in Women’s Rugby for the past two years, is a student at Park House.

Cara Brincatt, having completed her studies at Park House School last year is now studying Sports Science at Reading College whilst completing work experience in the PE department at Park House School.