Many of you will know Tommy Hodder, not just for his excellent string making, but also for the fact that he has always been a good shot and represented GB some years ago.
In more recent years he has suffered problems with his feet, and his left foot in particular, due to diabetes, which has made life difficult for shooting and judging.
On Wednesday, 25th November, he underwent an operation at Basildon Hospital to have his left leg amputated below the knee and will remain in hospital for some weeks. I am sure we all wish Tommy a speedy recovery and a happy return to archery when the time is right for him. His determination to shoot again will see him through this very difficult time.
The photograph shows Tommy shooting from a stool at Pilgrim Archers Whit Shoot in 2015