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£1,075raised of £8,000 target by 25 supporters

Weʼre raising £8,000 to reach my Goal I need to fundraise to help with my training and Travel to Competitions with the GB Fencing Team and Commonwealth Season

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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As a young child I was angry and confused.  I grew up in a chaotic and often violent home in a disadvantaged area of Edinburgh. I found school hard being Dyslexic but I found my arena to shine ……

My release was sport and at the age of 11 I found fencing.  Not your average sport for a child of my background, but I was able to focus my frustrations through sport to reach a “Positive Destination”. It didn’t matter what was going on at home, where I lived or how well I was doing at school, when I was fencing I was no different from anyone else.  No matter what else was going on I discovered that if I worked hard and surrounded myself with positive people, I could achieve anything. I found out its ok to make mistakes, that’s how we learn. I became more confident and I realised sport could teach me so much and the skills that I learnt could be transferred into changing my life for the better…..

My Goal is winning that elusive Gold Medal at the next commonwealths. It wont be easy and I'm training hard and traveling the world competing for GB. With your help I can focus on the task at hand and sharing my journey with everyone. www.positivedestination.com

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    • Paul Byrne

      Paul Byrne

      Oct 11, 2017

      £100.00

    • Susan Kealey

      Susan Kealey

      Oct 9, 2017

      Good luck Keith!

      £200.00

    • Olivia Sultana-Hole

      Olivia Sultana-Hole

      Oct 9, 2017

      Go get them Keith! Much success. Keith check out 'Makeachamp' on Instagram. Olivia

      £30.00

    • Maria Irvin

      Maria Irvin

      Oct 7, 2017

      Keith I just saw your video from a friend; you are coaching his daughter. Your story is inspirational and I wish you all the very best!

      £20.00

    • Harriet Culkin

      Harriet Culkin

      Oct 6, 2017

      Keith, good luck. All the best from the Culkin’s

      £50.00

    • Luke Mitchell

      Luke Mitchell

      Oct 4, 2017

      Hi Keith, personal fan of yours from watching you through various videos on Youtube as a young aspiring fencer years ago. Still glad to see you are still pursuing your dreams and I wish you good luck!

      £50.00

    • Claire

      Claire

      Oct 1, 2017

      Well, I can't say I hope you win your Commonwealth Gold but you have a lot of admirers one the side of the world where I am from and it would not be the same competition without you. Good luck!

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    Keith Cook

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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    British Fencing Champion 6 x Commonwealth Medallist European Team Bronze Medallist Young Persons Coach of the Year 2013/14/15/16 British Fencing Innovation Award Winner 2016 British Fencing Community Coach of the Year 2017 Athlete, Mentor, Coach, Modern Jedi

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