HCT archery champion aiming for even higher targets

Posted: August 20 2018

Annette Skuse has worked for HCT for many years, and recently she has managed to achieve a high level of archery.

HCT archery champion aiming for even higher targets

Annette Skuse has worked for HCT for over 20 years. She first worked as a Health Care Assistant for 13 ½ years at Danesbury Neurological Rehabilitation Centre. Her health then started to deteriorate, so six years ago Annette joined the Child Health Information Department, where she is now an information technician.

Five years ago outside work she also completed a beginner’s course in archery, which enabled her to join Abbey Bowmen (Herts) based in St Albans, where she shoots with a compound bow. She has been training with the county squad for two years and has achieved “bowman scores”, the highest she can achieve at club level.

She recently represented Hertfordshire while competing against Bedfordshire. She also attends Stoke Mandeville with the British Wheelchair Association five times a year, and competes in their yearly competition.

She has managed to achieve this high level of archery despite suffering from both Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS). These are a group of rare inherited conditions that affect one's connective tissue, supporting skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs and bones.

Everyone joins Annette congratulating her on this amazing achievement.

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