Students from the University of Surrey are aiming to raise up to £10,000 for Walking With The Wounded, in a 24 hour fencing marathon and double last year’s efforts, after almost £5,000 was raised by the inaugural event last year.
Fencers from six universities including Brunel, Reading and Royal Holloway, are joining The University of Surrey at the fundraising event.
Fencing’s long and illustrious history has always been tied to the military, especially in Britain where fencing tradition is rooted in the armed and naval forces. A few clubs in the area have long had an association with the Army Fencing Union, which has a stronghold in nearby Aldershot.
“We really like the cause and believe in the good work that Walking With The Wounded is doing for our wounded servicemen and women. Everyone has great respect for them and the sacrifices they have made for our country, and we felt that it was time to give back to them.” – Andy Reynolds, Event Organiser
To take part in this great fundraising activity please contact Andy Reynolds here firstname.lastname@example.org or 07979 770 732