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The main focus of our charity, the Fletchers Trust, is providing equipment to archers with disability and each year we also sponsor a Tournament for Disabled Archers at the Royal Toxophilite ground at Burnham. This attracts great interest, bringing entrants from all over the United Kingdom. The disabilities of the competitors are wide ranging in both type and severity.

We are pleased to award grants to newcomers to archery as well as to experienced and elite archers. Anyone wishing to apply to the Company for assistance to purchase equipment should contact our Honorary Almoner or download a grant application form.

We were proud to have been able to assist members of the GB Paralympic Archery Squad in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and most recently, Rio 2016.

There is a wealth of information on the Archery GB website.

The Fletchers Trust

European Para-Archery Championships

These took place in France in April.  11 of the 18 participants had help from The Fletchers Trust.

Rio 2016

The Fletchers Trust supported 11 Paralympic archers!  See the competitors list prepared by our Honorary Almoner.

Rio 2016 competitors 

Michael Peart, the Chief Paralympic Coach sent these messages from Rio. The campaign to which he refers is, of course, the Rio Dream

We had another great day yesterday, John Walker won gold in the W1 individual event!!

I don't think the Fletchers have supported him as an individual BUT it was a recruitment campaign in 2013 that found John and it was the Fletchers that supported that campaign. So please know that this medal is also a direct result of your support, Thank you!!

Please pass on my gratitude to all the Fletchers.

Jess Stretton, Jo Frith and Vicky Jenkins just done a 1,2,3. The only GB 1,2,3 of the Rio games. Thank you Fletchers!

Attending the Master’s Installation Dinner 2016, Tania Nadarajah gave a wonderful speech to show how The Fletchers Trust has helped her.

Tania's Speech

Deer Park Archers Para Archery FITA 2016

A shoot was held in Cheltenham in February with prizes presented by Past Master Chris Brown.  

FITA report

One of those who was selected to shoot at Rio was John Cavanagh, an established Paralympian and who has won medals at several Games. John is also an Honorary Freeman of the Company, who has helped coach disabled children at schools the Trust helped set up and was part of the Fletchers’ float at the Lord Mayor's Show.

Just before the team flew out, the Charity Committee received a request from John who had been injured. On advice, John wanted a device fitted to his wheelchair to help alleviate the pain and the Committee agreed to pay part of this cost. John sent us a thank you note plus photo of the fitting.

A huge thank you for helping me out with the purchase of this Smartdrive. It may not look very exciting but underneath it is in fact pretty sophisticated, using a Bluetooth connection to a wristband that detects how much effort you want the drive to produce in a very natural manner.