“At first we went along to help him and keep him company but within six months we’d all entered local, national and British competitions and broken records every time! We did all of this with borrowed or second-hand equipment that got some funny looks from our competitors – until they saw us shoot! As time went on, we needed more resources and training to develop as archers but mum and dad just couldn’t afford it.”
Their dad, Stuart, said: “When I first heard about the MCF I didn’t think they’d be able to help as I’m not a Freemason, but my father was a Freemason which meant that my children – his grandchildren – were eligible to apply.
“Through TalentAid, the MCF has provided the equipment and coaching the children need to progress to the next level and all three have been scouted by Team GB! Aside from archery, all of them work really hard at school and are doing very well.