Anonymous asked: Why do you do fencing? In other words, what's in it that got you hooked?
I guess it’s the challenge of trying to get better. I’m a pretty mediocre fencer, and I get discouraged a lot, but every once in a while I can take a step back and see how much better I’ve gotten and how much better I’m going to get. That’s a great feeling.
Also, there’s a lot of awesome people who fence, haha. Probably the community is the biggest reason I keep fencing - I’ve fenced at eight clubs, and I’ve met a bunch of great people at each of them.
So a few fencers from my club (UEA) and other fencers, including myself, have decided we are going to attempt to fence for 24 hours (All three weapons) on August 11th to raise money for Macmillan and The Stroke Association. We are aiming to raise £5000 to split between these two charities. (For anyone in Norwich (UK) it will take place at the Forum from 7am on the 11th until 7am the next day.)
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Any small donations you could manage would be greatly appreciated! Even just liking/reblogging this to spread the word would be great. :)
I don’t know the fencers/the club, so I can’t vouch for them, but a 24-hour charity fenceathon seems like an awesome idea. As long as no one dies or anything.