Free tuition for disabled is triggered by Paralympic Games
THE success of Paralympics Team GB has inspired a local sporting couple to offer disabled people the chance to take a bow.
In the wake of the success of Danielle Brown, pictured, successfully defending her Paralympic Games title in archery, Rose and Robert Jobson have offered people in wheelchairs the chance to take up shooting and archery.
The owners of White Lodge Shooting School, near Thornton Abbey, Ulceby, will provide a day's tuition for free to disabled people.
Robert, who has more than 40 years' experience in coaching, and whose wife is a former British Ladies Champion and world champion contender, said: "I am prepared to give them a day of clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting and archery.
"I am prepared to do it for free. It will give them a chance to do it and find out if they enjoy it. We could make it an annual event."
The owners said they will host a hog roast for all visitors to celebrate their first attempts at paralympic sports. He urged organisers of disabled groups to get in touch and said the offer was open only to those in wheelchairs and for those who book in advance.
Mr Jobson said: "My wife and I have watched it on TV and were impressed by the skills and commitment of the competitors. What a shame if there are people locally who would like to get into the sport but can't find someone to coach them."
He said he had experience of coaching people in wheelchairs throughout his long sporting career.
The shooting school owners appealed for any business sponsorship to help support the disabled groups.
Mr Jobson said: "If we can get some businesses behind us it would help the charities with some money."
Anyone interested in taking up the offer can contact Mr and Mrs Jobson at White Lodge Shooting School on 01469 540596 or e-mail email@example.com