Without volunteers the charity could not succeed and certainly not fulfill its huge potential. The trustees welcome proposals from the sabre community to help The Sabre Club Charitable Foundation succeed in fulfilling its objects, which are ‘the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation by the provision of financial assistance to enable members of the public to participate in the sport of sabre fencing at all levels.’
Beth has very kindly volunteered to help with a special focus on raising grant funds. This is one of many things she is incredibly good at.
Since 2008 Beth has been a full-time fencing coach and Regional Development Officer based in the North East of England, managing a range of grass roots programmes such as Street Swords (leadership and fencing in areas of deprivation), On Guard Sister (increasing fencing opportunities for girls and women) and Silver Swords (inspiring activities for older people).
Beth has been a sabre fencer for over 20 years, representing Great Britain at the inaugural women’s sabre senior World Cup in Foggia in 1999 and two World and European Championships. Beth represented England at two Commonwealth Championships achieving a gold and silver medal in the team events. As a veteran, Beth is currently World Team Champion, individual silver medallist and European Fencer of the Year, followed up by multiple Commonwealth, European circuit and National titles.
Beth was the former England Fencing Team Manager, leading the team to victory in the 5 Nations trophy 9 times and at the Commonwealth Championships in Melbourne 2010 and Glasgow 2014.