Staying active and socially engaged after injury is essential to continued health and well-being. Blesma’s comprehensive range of activities caters for every level and ability throughout the course of the year, from beginner to serious adventurer.
Whatever the event, Members help each other out, work together and share experiences. All the activities are free, you’ll just need to get to and from the meeting point. Blesma will also normally pay for accommodation the night before to allow you to travel at your own pace.
Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19 the following Activities have been cancelled or postponed. These will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
List of events cancelled until 2021:
> Widows/ Seniors weeks in May
> Members Weekend
> Belgium Battlefield
> British Virgin Island Sailing
> USO Warrior Week
>NRA Adaptive Shooting
>Isle of Man photography
> Couples seniors week
> Soldier Ride New York
> Battlefield tour
> Open water lake swimming
> Turn to Starboard
> SR Handcycle
> Shetland Island Photography
> Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO)
> Challenge Africa
> Trans4mers Exped (including wind tunnel taster and training)
> Couples fitness and lifestyle
> Ride to the Wall
> Horseback in America
> Couple's fitness and lifestyle course
> Scuba Diving
> Couple's Christmas Markets
List of postponed events:
> Family Glamping weekend 2020
> All golf tuitions (North, Midlands, South)
> Beginners abstract landscape painting
> Introduction to horsemanship
> Introduction to PhotoVoice
> Introduction to PhotoVoice Midlands
> Therapeutic gardening
> Dorset Fishing Competition
> Intro to cycling
> Art and painting course
> Couples Weekend London
> Colorado Ski Spectacular
> Dave Lewan Memorial Midlands Fishing match. The fishing competition will now take place around September -October. Details will be confirmed by the Activities Team.
> Race Across America. The dates for RAAM 2021 will be the 12 June – 01 July 2021.
> Wintersports Families. Following feedback from the 2020 trip the dates for this event have changed. The trip will now take place 3rd April- 11th April 2021
> Couples Weekend London. Moved to 16th - 19th October 2020.
> Dorset Fishing Competition. Moved to 9 - 11th October 2020.
> Family Glamping weekend 2020 will take place in the October Half Term.
If you have concerns about national Blesma events/activities, you should make contact with the Activities team at Chelmsford.
Local events are likely to be similarly affected, so please double check arrangements with your local Outreach Officer / Support Officer before you make plans to attend.
In the last year we have:
- Organised 76 activities for 501 participants with 91% of Members reporting a positive contribution to their well being and confidence.