We are Dom and Cozzie – Dominic Harris and Rachel Cosgrove – and we live together in south London. If you’d like to find out more about the Helping Hearts appeal, join us for a challenge or leave a message of support, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, find out a bit about us here.
Hi, I’m Dom, a proud born-and-bred Bristolian who made the leap to London last year for work. I’m a journalist and for many years worked at the Evening Post and Western Daily Press in Bristol, writing news and features about what I’ve always felt is one of the best cities in the world. I now work at the Press Association, where I have the privilege of helping cover the biggest news stories of the day. Despite being a south Londoner, Bristol will always be home. I lived in Westbury-on-Trym and in Henbury near Blaise Castle, went to Bristol Grammar School and played hockey for the best hockey club in Bristol, Westbury and United Banks.
Outside of work I play touch rugby with the Jammy Dodgers, climb, perform in the occasional panto and am an aspiring runner – though anyone will tell you Cozzie is far better than me… I blame that on her being 31 and me 32…
Southmead Hospital and its cardiac wards are very close to my heart, so I’m very excited about our year of fundraising challenges.
And I’m Rachel, or as some people know me, Cozzie. I’m an extremely proud Kiwi who made the move to London from my home on New Zealand’s South Island back in March 2006. I thought I’d stay and work, travel and party for a couple of years before heading back down under. But almost seven years later I’m still here and marrying a Pom, so I’m not moving back home (…yet!). I’ve always had a love of sport and exercise (I’m also a qualified personal trainer) so I’m looking forward to this year of challenges with Dom.
I’m definitely more of a runner than anything, but need to broaden my horizons and push my limits more – and I can’t wait to do my bit for Southmead Hospital with Dom. Whilst I don’t have the same emotional ties that he does to this cause, heart health is just as important to me and my family as both my grandfather and my uncle died of heart attacks when they were both very young, about 40.