Shuna Body MBE: 'I just love seeing people flourish.'


Shuna Body MBE: 'I just love seeing people flourish.'


Shuna Body


Romney Marsh resident Shuna Body has been deeply involved with disability fencing since the mid-1990s - a service acknowledged in 2014 when she was awarded an MBE. We spoke to Shuna about her start in fencing, disability sport, and the highlights of her career to date, including the part she played in the London 2012 Paralympics. She also talks about her faith and involvement in the church, as well as her role at Caring All Together On Romney Marsh.


Michael Romyn


6 April, 2020


Shuna Body


Kent's Sporting Memories

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An oral history interview with Shuna Body

Transcript of an Oral History Recording with interviewee Shuna Body

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, 18 July, 2012
A photograph of Shuna Body carrying the Olympic torch through Rye on 18 July, 2012. Shuna was selected as a torch bearer for her work with wheelchair fencing.

Shuna Body's MBE award letter, May 2014
A photograph of a 2014 letter from the Cabinet Office informing Shuna Body that she has been awarded an MBE for services to disability fencing.

MBE Investiture: Shuna Body receives award from Prince William, November 2014
A photograph of Shuna Body receiving an MBE from Prince William for services to wheelchair fencing in November 2014

'Local Hero': Shuna Body awarded MBE
An 2014 article in the Bromley Times chronicling Shuna Body's MBE award and fencing career.

Shuna Body MBE: 'I just love seeing people flourish.'
A photograph of Shuna Body in Appledore, Kent, in March 2020. Shuna is holding her London 2012 Olympic Torch.

An excerpt of an oral history recording with Shuna Body, in which she describes how the 2012 London Paralympics helped change people's perceptions of disability sport. (Transcript attached.)
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