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Fencing students need help to participate in global competition

Two of our fencing students will be representing South Africa at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022, taking place in London, England from 9–20 August 2022. The two national fencers and their coach, Mr Randall Daniels need R100 000 for accommodation, flights, transport and meals. The students and their coach have started a fundraiser to help them raise the funds to get to the competition and they need your help.

The fencing students, Aliziwe M. from Phumlani and Taryn M. from Hanover Park are both in Grade 11. They reside in communities where the youth face very challenging socio-economic circumstances. The fencing team practices four times a week and competed in national tournaments around the country to qualify for the Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022. Since established in 2001, Christel House has had a long history of producing national fencers and students often finish within the top five positions at national ranking competitions.

Both students are enthusiastic about competing at an international level and travelling abroad for the first time. Aliziwe says, “I’m scared of flying but very excited to travel overseas. I can’t thank Mr Randall, our fencing coach, enough for helping to get us at this point. He knows what we are capable of and always wants us to do our best.”

To donate to their fencing fundraiser, visit https://www.givengain.com/cc/help-fencing-students-participate-in-global-competition/

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