A former Cambridge student who still holds strong ties to the local community was recently recognized for his excellence in literacy at the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust (AWCT) Book and Manuscript Awards held on Friday, August 18.
Jeremy Cole, the third son of well-known locals Michael and Dayelle Cole, was the winner of the AWCT Mind Body Spirit Literary Award. Entered in the unpublished manuscript category, his work, “Divine Laziness: The Art of Living Effortlessly” won him the $10,000 prize ahead of five finalists.
Jeremy will be known to many in Cambridge, having attended Cambridge East, Cambridge Middle and Cambridge High schools. After finishing school he went on to work for Geoff Taylor making jewellery, before moving to Wellington where he trained as a qualified homeopath, now working at a website developing firm. Having trained in Kung Fu in Cambridge as a child, which he developed to a second degree black belt, he now practices the Chinese art of traditional Wing Chun, as well as Buddhist meditation. He now resides on the Kapiti Coast with his long-term partner Kate. His family back here in Cambridge can certainly be proud of his achievements to date!