London Historical Fencing Club (LHFC) is running a raffle to raise money for a new, permanent venue in central London. We have got loads of amazing prizes up for grabs, top of the shops being a steel Regenyei montante! We also have lots of lovely people who have donated prizes for the raffle, including:
Cute Crocheted Characters
from Lian Cooper
2 Tickets to the Midlands Muster, Including a Post-Event Feast
from Order of the Blade
2hr Session with a Presentation Skills and Drama Coach
from Tom Daplyn
Regenyei Sidesword (2nd Hand: Unused)
from Robert Clampitt
Regenyei Arming Sword (2nd Hand: Unused)
from Robert Clampitt
Regenyei Sabre (2nd Hand: Unused)
from Robert Clampitt
Full Day Catch Wrestling or Classical Pugilism Workshop
for the winner’s club or as a 1-1 class
from Christopher Halpin
Custom Large D20 Dice
Made to specifications of the winner
from Alyx Whittaker
(recommended for solo drills only)
from London Historical Fencing Club
A Bottle of Mead
from Amber Chester
What’s the LHFC Venue Fund?
The LHFC Venue Fund is the money being raised to help LHFC find a permanent venue in London. A new, permanent venue has the potential to be transformative for the club, offering us a real home base, more space, better storage, proper facilities and the possibility of more activities for members. The venue fund will be spent on things to help towards this goal, like legal costs, fittings and furnishings and club equipment to help us expand our class sizes when we get the new venue.
When Will the Raffle Be Drawn?
The raffle will be drawn on Saturday 10th December 2022 at Wessex League London, after the last tournament of the day has finished. If you are not able to make it to the draw, we will contact the winners by email to arrange collection or delivery of the prize. Please note that if we need to post anything, postage will be at the player’s cost. However, we will endeavour to arrange delivery through a friend or a member of the winner’s HEMA club, where possible, to avoid postage costs.
How Much are Raffle Tickets?
Raffle tickets are £10 each. You are welcome to buy as many as you like.
Are Raffle Tickets Available to non-LHFC members?
Yes! Anyone 18 years old or over can play. Come one, come all!
How Can I Enter the Raffle?
If you would like to be in with a shot of winning any of the prizes above, simply click the image below or click here to be redirected to our shop where you can purchase raffle tickets. Tickets are non-transferable and will be sent to the email address provided at the time of purchase.
LHFC Permanent Venue Raffle
A massive thank you to all our sponsors who have donated prizes to the raffle! If you want any more information about the people behind the prizes, please see below for descriptions and links to their home pages.
The Knight Shop
The Knight Shop International is one of Europe’s largest retailers and wholesalers of replica militaria and associated giftware. We were established back in 1999 and have grown to become the UK market leaders in historical swords, armour and weaponry. We are the global distributor for Red Dragon Armoury and the UK distributors for major international manufacturers such as Deepeeka, Windlass, Art Gladius, Medio Evo and Marshal Historical. We’re also major stockists of other large brands such as Hanwei, GDFB and SPES. We carry a diverse range of products that cater to Historical European Martial Artists (HEMA), Re-enactors, Live Action Role Players (LARP), theatre groups and collectors. We are also a major supplier to the heritage industry.
Swordpunk is an inclusive, into nature, alternative festival of weapon arts, martial arts and circus skills. Our mission is to allow everyone to learn or improve cool skills at their own pace within a friendly, respectful environment. We celebrate our adventures with our comrades in the evening with music, fire, duels, drinks and dancing, making friends and memories that will stay with you forever.
Order of the Blade
One of the largest historical martial combat groups in the Midlands, Order of the Blade offers classes in a range of weapons, from swords to shields, axes to polearms, daggers and more! They have chapters in Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Coventry, each running weekly sessions overseen by instructors trained to deliver the Primus Syllabus. They are also proud to host their regular public sparring event, the Midlands Muster! This is open to all historical fencing groups around the UK, featuring Guest Instructors and Team Tournaments, followed by an all-you-can-eat feast at a fantastic local Chinese restaurant.
Kings of the North
Kings of the North is an event held in Bradford, West Yorkshire, which is entering its 6th year. This year, the theme is going to be European Military Arts from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries and we are welcoming a wide range of instructors who are going to give lessons ranging from empty hand combat to all manner of edged weapon fun! Come and join us for a great weekend of HEMA.
Waterloo Sparring Group
The best way for any fencer to improve is to fight different fencers, from different backgrounds as often as possible. Waterloo Sparring Group is a peer-to-peer sparring group located in Waterloo, London, just a 3 minute walk from Southwark station. It is a fortnightly meetup for HEMA fencers from all clubs, historical systems, backgrounds and traditions to come together to practise their skills, as long as they can fence safely and constructively. The success of WSG is reflected in the hauls of medals earned by those regulars who compete, in both UK and international tournaments.
Quality leatherwork from Glasgow, Scotland – with a focus on historically inspired pieces for re-enactment and Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). Caledonian Craftsman was born out of a passion for leatherwork and woodwork. Respect for the product is central to my work: the majority of the leather is a by-product of the meat industry, or is sourced from traditional hunters, helping to support their often centuries-old way of life; the wood is sustainably sourced from FSC certified suppliers or collected myself as deadwood. Using these materials, I endeavour to build products that, when properly cared for, can last you a lifetime.
The May Melee
The May Melee is a UK-based weekend HEMA event held in May. For the past few years the Melee has been run in Newnham, Gloucestershire, and this is our home village. We’re incredibly excited to bring it back and have so many new ideas and new resources to bring to the table. You’ll hear more about those in due course!
York School of Defence
The York School of Defence, based in the Melbourne Centre, York, study a variety of different martial arts and combative systems. Our classes range from medieval longsword and single handed sword, quarterstaff, Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling, classical pugilism, Bartitsu and Suffrajitsu, self defence, sambo and eskrima. We strongly believe that everyone should learn at their own pace, enjoy themselves and leave each session somewhat wiser, a little bit fitter and with a smile on their face. After all if it isn’t fun what’s the point? No experience is required to train with us, we welcome everyone.