Abbie Cook

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Thank you Abbie for helping to sell a table at our NBS Dancing for a Cause event!
Dancing for a Cause – Community Superstar Abbie Cook It’s not competing in front of a large crowd at the Trafalgar Centre that terrifies Abbie Cook, but the thought of donning a tight sparkly dress and high heels while trying to stay in time with a partner on the dance floor. The NBS Marketing and Communications Manager has competed plenty of times at the Trafalgar Centre, representing Nelson Tasman at top national league level in both basketball and netball. Dancing for a Cause, however, is a whole new ball game. When Abbie was approached by Dancing for a Cause to see if NBS would be Naming Rights Sponsor, Abbie took it to the top and it was a resounding ‘Yes’. “At NBS we have a long-standing legacy of supporting our local community. It’s part of who we are, so getting behind Nelson Hospice with this initiative was a no brainer,” she says. The next request was to see if Abbie would sign up to dance. Her immediate response was: “Sure, why not?!” “I’m used to competition so that part of it’s not too scary, but I’m not so keen on the outfits and high heels. I’ve had no dance experience, so it’s going to be a huge learning curve,” she laughs. “Maybe doing gymnastics when I was little will help.” A huge community supporter, for the past 13 years Abbie has worked for NBS in a whole range of roles, most recently as training manager and as marketing and communications manager including sponsorships. She’s had the pleasure to be involved in the many events, organisations and community groups that NBS is pleased to support. “One of the best things about NBS is the way we give back the community in so many different ways. It’s very cool,” she says. Having lived in the region for over two decades, Abbie is well known in the community both through work and sport, and is thrilled to be involved in such a great cause. “Hospice provides such incredible care to our community during really tough times. We really hope everyone will get in behind this and share the love by donating.”​