Since 1932, we have been the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.
Our mission is to assist limbless veterans lead independent and fulfilling lives
We are dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight.
The First World War led to the birth of nearly 18,000 charities, of which around 10 exist today. Blesma is one.
Blesma was founded in the aftermath of the First World War. In the hundred years since the Association and its Members have achieved much.
How We Spend Your Money
At Blesma we're grateful for every pound donated to us
We don’t receive any government funding, so we are only able to help our injured ex-Service men and women because of the kindness of our supporters. Learn how we invested our supporters' money in 2016 and how we ensure donations go as far as possible for our Members.
Those We Have Helped
Read inspiring stories of the people that make up our association
We have been helping wounded and blinded veterans since WWI to the present day.
We support veterans who have lost limbs, use of limb and an eye in and out of service
We also support 100's of widows and families every year.
The Association has a legacy of campaigning for improved rights for military personnel
We have a long & proud track record in seeking and achieving improvements in the War Pension, in the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, in improvements in prosthetic services.