Since 1932, we have been the only Armed Forces charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives. Our Members range from the youngest amputee veterans to those who fought in WWII, some having lived with limb loss for more than half a century. Modern medicine transforms the physical injury, but it is a complicated process to treat the emotional trauma and related lifelong problems.
The first world war led to the birth of nearly 18,000 charities, of which around 10 exist today. Blesma is one.
Since 1932, we have been the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives.
Our Mission Statement
To assist limbless veterans to 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 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.
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.
Meet The Trustees
Find out about the trustees of Blesma and their personal stories.
Our trustees come from all walks of life, sharing their skills and knowledge in a voluntary capacity.
Meet The Team
Meet the Blesma team based at our HQ in Chadwell Heath.
Find out more about people behind the work we do.