19/10/2020- Covid 19

Join the #SaveOurSports Campaign

As organisations across the sport and physical activity sector unite to back #SaveOurSports campaign, members of the fencing community can show their support.

The UK’s sport and physical activity sector has joined forces to launch a new campaign called Save Our Sports, urging the Government to save grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities from permanent closure due to COVID-19.

Leaders from more than 150 bodies, including British Fencing, wrote to the Prime Minister in September asking him to provide ringfenced funding for the recovery of the sport and activity sector – or risk fuelling physical inactivity and related illnesses for a generation.

Without emergency government support, like that given to the arts sector, community sport and physical activity faces a bleak future that will be difficult to recover from, impacting the nation’s physical and mental health and damaging Britain’s ability to Build Back Better.

That’s why British Fencing is supporting the Sports Recovery Fund petition which calls on government to instigate emergency support to ensure sport clubs, fitness and leisure facilities – the lifeblood of communities across the nation – can remain open and survive the coming difficult months.


How you can help?

  • Sharing why your local fencing facility is so important to you via your social channels using #SaveOurSports and tag British Fencing.  Share your stories about the impact the opportunity to fence has on the lives of people in our community.
  • Support the BF response to the DCMS Call for evidence
  • Write to your constituency MPs outlining the impacts should the Sports Recovery Fund not be made available.

Full press release from ukactive here.

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