A suicide charity’s ambassador, Andrew Cohen-Wray, who has lived in Watford for more than 10 years, started his new career in racing this month.
Andrew’s career has been in mental performance and has worked with some top athletes throughout the last few years, but racing has been a passion of his for as long as he can remember, and thought it was the right time to give it a go himself.
He competed in the Ginetta GRDC Championship at the start of the month which was held at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
Speaking to WatfordNews, Andrew said: “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m buzzing to get started, it should have taken place in April/May but had to be postponed due to the lockdown.
“But it’s allowed me to get in even better shape, I’ve had three months to work on the simulator which has let me get to know the track and the braking points, so I think I’m well prepared for it.”
Andrew is an ambassador for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, and will be featuring their logo on the car he will be racing in.
It is a cause close to his heart after he lost his younger brother, Matt, to suicide back in 2012. This led him to start going to the local group in Watford and has still kept in touch with them to this day.
He added: “I thought, whilst racing, it was the perfect opportunity to raise awareness for men’s mental health and I asked them if they would mid if I put their logo on the car, which they gladly agreed to.
“It is a massive honour for me to be an ambassador for them, and as a former police officer and my own personal experiences, I’ve seen first-hand how much is effects families, so it’s really important to raise as much awareness as possible.”
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