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Help the Knight to Battle
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Help The Knight To Battle
Project 2014-05-07 18:27:23 +1200
Charlie is Captain of TeamNZ for Historic Medieval Battle (HMB), and needs help to get to the Championships in Croatia in June. Charlie was in the team that travelled to France in 2013, and made a great impact on the international scene (video: TeamNZ in action 2013 ) He is one of the main sportsmen in HMB in NZ and participates at displays around the country to allow more people the opportunity to see the sport as it develops ( Video: intro to HMB in NZ )
Right now he is feeling the pinch - he is going to Croatia, but is scrabbling to fundraise to get his armour there, and to buy more equipment whilst there, to bring back to gear up more future fighters in NZ. He is sacrificing crucial combat training time to sizzle sausages - and estimates each sausage gets him a few centimetres closer! BUT - his time would be better spent preparing for the World Battle of the Nations Championship in June, and aimoing to also attend the Championship in Austria the week before. To do that, he needs to travel, and to transport extra equipment - so that he does not have to withdraw from combat due to an armour or weapon failure.
His personal budget is already at several thousand dollars, and a few hundred more could make the difference between merely attending, or actually furthering NZ's presence in the sport.
In return for pledges, Charlie will offer one on one training sessions, or signed photos, or sizzled sausages (in Tauranga, after June!) and a few other things.
10/06/2014 at 3:39 PM
Charlie says THANK YOU to all his supporters - watch HMB TeamNZ's progress at Battle here: https://www.facebook.com/BattlenatioNZ?fref=ts
HMB TeamNZ (including Charlie!) are in Austria and have been participating in the Austria Cup. They placed 5th out of 10 - not bad for a teenytiny land so far away from Europe. They are now recuperating and traveling to Croatia for Battle of the Nations 2014. Follow here: https://www.facebook.com/BattlenatioNZ?fref=ts
Any owed rewards will be arranged when Charlie returns (end June)
Thank you pledgers!
21/05/2014 at 10:17 AM
Thank you to all who have pledged so far, Charlie appreciates what you are doing to help him and asks if you would nudge others to do the same. He will bring back experience to share - which will make for good combat in NZ, and if he can also come back with equipment, that will enable him to train new people here. If you haven't already done so, please make a pledge!