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Fancy trying something new? Blesma is offering it's Members the chance to try lots of activties in 2018 - just take your pick!

  • Borneo Borneo Expedition **EVENT CANCELLED**
    When:
    13 Jul 2020  -
    13 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Borneo
    What:
    A 5 week expedition helping to improve the local community with projects like building schools, community centres and improving water systems.
    Who:
    Any Member but please be aware this activity has a rigorous selection process
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2020
  • Members in New York Soldier Ride New York City **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    14 Jul 2020  -
    20 Jul 2020
    Where:
    New York
    What:
    Cycle with the Wounded Warriors around New York for 3 days, ending with a huge celebration!
    Who:
    Open to any member who can use some form of adaptive bike
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • int pv one Introduction to PhotoVoice (Chelmsford) **Event Postponed**
    When:
    19 Jul 2020  -
    24 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Midlands
    What:
    This course, run by award-winning charity PhotoVoice, focuses on using photography to explore experiences and tell stories through images and captions
    Who:
    Open to All Members who have recently taken up, or would like to take up, photography. All cameras and equipment will be supplied
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • shetland Shetland Island Photography **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    26 Jul 2020  -
    3 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Shetland
    What:
    Teaching many different aspects of photography in the Rugged landscape of Shetland
    Who:
    Any Member with a camera, wheelchair access may be limited sometime
    Apply By:
    15 Mar 2020
  • sailing Turn to Starboard **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    26 Jul 2020  -
    31 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Falmouth
    What:
    A chance to sail the Cornish Coast
    Who:
    Any Member, please note there will be steps and ladders on board the boat
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2020
  • Memorial wall Battlefield Tour - **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    30 Jul 2020  -
    4 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Ypres, Belgium
    What:
    This is a wonderful opportunity for members and their partners to embark on a historic guided trip.
    Who:
    Open to all Members and partners
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • couples seniors week Couples Senior's week - **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    3 Aug 2020  -
    7 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Alvaston Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire
    What:
    New for 2020, this event is similar to seniors week but intended for couples over 60
    Who:
    Couples over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • Lake bled Open Water Lake Swimming **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    8 Aug 2020  -
    14 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Slovenia
    What:
    This is a coached event sure to improve Member’s swim stroke-fitness and wellbeing in the pristine waters of the Slovenian Lakes.
    Who:
    Any Member who looking to improve their stroke and work on their fitness. Please note you must attend a training session to prove you can swim one mile
    Apply By:
    1 May 2020
  • family Family Glamping Weekend **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    15 Aug 2020  -
    19 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    What:
    The aim of the weekend is to engage with other Members and their families
    Who:
    Any member with a family of between two and five members (eg. Member + up to 4 others)
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • fishing Midlands Fishing Competition (Dave Lewan Memorial Match) **Event Postponed**
    When:
    21 Aug 2020  -
    23 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Kidderminster
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Midlands.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience.
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • Members at a shooting event Target shooting / Clay pigeon shooting at North Cotes Butts range
    When:
    26 Aug 2020 
    Where:
    North Cotes Butts range, Grimsby
    What:
    A days shooting on North Cotes Butts range near Grimsby with the opportunity to try out different rifles
    Who:
    Unfortunately, this event is not suitable for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    22 Jul 2020
  • Members on bikes Soldier Ride Handcyle **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    27 Aug 2020  -
    6 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Vienna, Bratislava and Budpest
    What:
    Handcycle from Vienna to Budapest on one of Europe's most popular family cycle routes
    Who:
    Any Member who owns a recumbent or a handcycle.
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • london Couples' Weekend London
    When:
    28 Aug 2020  -
    31 Aug 2020
    Where:
    London
    What:
    A weekend break for Members and their spouse/partner
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • cAMO CAMO (Challenge Aspen Millitary Opportunites) **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    31 Aug 2020  -
    8 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Aspen, Colorado
    What:
    This Multi-activity expedition is hosted by Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities in Colorado. It includes a variety of activities in the famous Rocky Mountains
    Who:
    Open to most Members, the team in America will do their best to ensure everyone is involved in all activitties
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • Two people Scuba diving Scuba Diving (Event details TBC)
    When:
    1 Sep 2020 
    Where:
    TBC
    What:
    Scuba diving is quickly becoming one of the most popular Activities in the Blesma Calendar. Scuba diving is something almost anyone can do, and underwater many of the constraints of Limb loss disappear.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • Golf Advanced golf
    When:
    3 Sep 2020  -
    7 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Edinburgh
    What:
    An opportunity for Blesma members to head to Scotland and play some of the most prestigious courses.
    Who:
    Any member with a handicap, but this event is not suitable for wheelchair users.
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • fishing Dorset Fishing Competition
    When:
    4 Sep 2020  -
    6 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Dorset
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Dorset.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • Autumn widows Widows' Week - Autumn
    When:
    7 Sep 2020  -
    11 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Sinah Warren, Haying Island
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • photovoice Intermediate PhotoVoice
    When:
    13 Sep 2020  -
    18 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Bristol
    What:
    Building on the foundation from the PhotoVoice Beginners course, this course will allow Members, with a little previous photography experience, to challenge themselves and explore their visual storytelling skills further.
    Who:
    Members with a little Photography experience, or those who have attened the Beginners PhotoVoice course
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • Blesma Members on train Seniors' Week - Autumn
    When:
    14 Sep 2020  -
    18 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Sinah Warren, Hayling Island
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hayling Island and the surrounding areas
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • Healthy Couples' Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    19 Sep 2020  -
    25 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Spain
    What:
    The aim of the course is to give Members and their partner a chance to look at their fitness levels and current lifestyle choices.
    Who:
    Any Member looking for a change in lifestyle
    Apply By:
    15 Jun 2020
  • rttw Ride To The Wall
    When:
    2 Oct 2020  -
    3 Oct 2020
    Where:
    Burton-on-Trent
    What:
    Join the Blesma crew on the 15th Annual Ride, for this poignant and meaningful ride in memory of the fallen. Finishing at the National Memorial Arboretum.
    Who:
    Any Member with their own motorcycle
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • African Sunset Challenge Africa **EVENT POSTPONED**
    When:
    4 Oct 2020  -
    15 Oct 2020
    Where:
    Kwazulu Natal Province, South Africa
    What:
    This once in a lifetime trip will immerse Members in new cultures, through a wide range of activities from visiting a Zulu community to assisting in wildlife conservation.
    Who:
    Please be aware this activity has a rigourous selection process, and it is vital that participants are fit and healthy.
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2020
  • Horseback Horseback in America (Dates TBC)
    When:
    26 Oct 2020  -
    3 Nov 2020
    Where:
    Arizona, USA
    What:
    Spend a week in the beautiful Arizona Desert learning about horsemanship and cowboy-ing it up!
    Who:
    Any member who requires minimal assistance (read more)
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • remembrance Remembrance Weekend
    When:
    7 Nov 2020  -
    8 Nov 2020
    Where:
    The Cenotaph, London
    What:
    The annual Blesma Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph over Remembrance Weekend.
    Who:
    Any Member.
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • fitness Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    15 Nov 2020  -
    21 Nov 2020
    Where:
    Fuerteventura
    What:
    The aim of the course is to give Members a chance to look at their fitness levels and current lifestyle choices.
    Who:
    Any Member looking for a change in lifestyle.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2020
  • christmas market Christmas Market Couples weekend in Germany
    When:
    3 Dec 2020  -
    7 Dec 2020
    Where:
    Cologne, Germany
    What:
    A chance to enjoy the historic city of Cologne and their multiple world-famous Christmas Markets.
    Who:
    Anyone but please be aware the markets get busy and crowded and the street are cobbled in some places
    Apply By:
    1 Sep 2020
  • SKI Spectacular Colorado Ski Spectacular (dates TBC)
    When:
    5 Dec 2020  -
    15 Dec 2020
    Where:
    Colorado, USA
    What:
    The world's biggest ski spectaculars for adaptive Winter sports.
    Who:
    Most injury types can be catered for on the slopes, however hotel rooms are not adapted and are only outfitted with baths
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2020
  • winter sports Winter Sports Europe 2021
    When:
    16 Jan 2021  -
    24 Jan 2021
    Where:
    La Plagne
    What:
    A week-long trip of snow sports to suit everyone.
    Who:
    Open to all. Please state which winter sport you are interested in taking part in on the application.
    Apply By:
    1 Oct 2020
  • wintersports families Winter Sports Families 2021
    When:
    3 Apr 2021  -
    11 Apr 2021
    Where:
    La Plagne
    What:
    Located in La Plagne, a chance to explore the world of adaptive Winter Sports with your family by your side.
    Who:
    Suitable for everyone – please be aware that there are no babysitting facilities so your children must be of an age to begin skiing
    Apply By:
    1 Sep 2020
  • Painting Drawing and painting in Somerset **EVENT POSTPONED**
    When:
    10 Jul 2020  -
    15 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    Blesma member Ian Lloyd will be running a local activity of drawing and painting. Time will be split between the art studio and out in the field.
    Who:
    This event caters for all abilities and members
    Apply By:
    6 Feb 2020
  • Paintings done by Members Art and Painting Course - **Event Postponed**
    When:
    10 Jul 2020  -
    15 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    A four day course for beginners and improvers.
    Who:
    Any Member, equipment is supplied or you can bring your own. Experienced artists are welcome to come and hone their skills.
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • Fishing Adapted Fly Fishing **Event Postponed**
    When:
    1 Jul 2020 
    Where:
    Peak district national park
    What:
    Blesma member Brian Wareham will be running a local activity of fly and lure fishing for trout in open water. This event is in July, date tbc.
    Who:
    Open to all levels and abilities, this event is also suitable for wheelchair users.
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • Member on bike Introduction to Cycling - **Event Postponed**
    When:
    27 Jun 2020 
    Where:
    York
    What:
    This one day event is aimed at giving an introduction to all different forms of adaptive cycling, all under expert guidance.
    Who:
    Any Member, bikes supplied!
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • isle of man Isle of Man Photography **EVENT CANCELLED**
    When:
    25 Jun 2020  -
    1 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Isle of Man
    What:
    A photography event for all on the stunning Isle of Man
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2020
  • Member with gun NRA Adaptive Shooting **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    17 Jun 2020  -
    18 Jun 2020
    Where:
    Bisley, Surrey
    What:
    Fun competition open to any disabled ex-Service personnel.
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • An Arrow Archery Day **Event Postponed**
    When:
    6 Jun 2020 
    Where:
    Lord Leicester Archery Club
    What:
    A day of Archery at Lord Leicester Archery Club followed by a BBQ lunch, competition and prize giving.
    Who:
    Open to all levels and abilities, this event is also suitable for wheelchair users.
    Apply By:
    9 May 2020
  • warrior week USO Warrior Week **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    24 May 2020  -
    5 Jun 2020
    Where:
    Virginia Beach, USA
    What:
    Blesma's third year of being invited as guests to the prestigious week of action-packed activities
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • longboat Seniors' Week - Spring **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    18 May 2020  -
    22 May 2020
    Where:
    Littlecote House, Hungerford
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hungerford.
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • widows week Widows' Week - Spring **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    11 May 2020  -
    15 May 2020
    Where:
    Littlecote House, Hungerford
    What:
    The week focuses on socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • sailing British Virgin Islands Sailing **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    7 May 2020  -
    16 May 2020
    Where:
    British Virgin Islands
    What:
    A chance to set sail and discover the variety of the British Virgin Islands- one of the world's best sailing destinations.
    Who:
    Any Member who has a valid passport- Unfortunately the boat is not wheelchair accessible and Members must be able to move around a non-adapted boat unassisted
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2020
  • Woollen Hearts for ICU Knitting matching hearts for ICU's
    When:
    4 May 2020 2PM 
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    Blesma Members are invited to help spread some love and provide some tokens of comfort for those families battling COVID-19 by knitting matching hearts.
    Who:
    All Members in London and the South East
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • A variety of young plants Therapeutic gardening **Event Postponed**
    When:
    3 May 2020 
    Where:
    Burton on Trent
    What:
    A day of therapeutic gardening creating hanging baskets.
    Who:
    Open to any Member
    Apply By:
    3 Apr 2020
  • Poppy Battlefield Ride **Event Cancelled**
    When:
    3 May 2020  -
    9 May 2020
    Where:
    Ypres, Belgium
    What:
    Our annual commemorative bike ride.
    Who:
    Any Member with their own bike who can cycle up to 30 miles a day for five days.
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • Quiz West Bi-Weekly Quiz
    When:
    30 Apr 2020 11AM 
    Where:
    Zoom
    What:
    Blesma Members and their household in the West are invited to take part in a Bi-Weekly Online Quiz
    Who:
    Members in Wales and the West
    Apply By:
    30 Apr 2020
  • freefall Trans4mers Expedition 2020 **Event Postponed**
    When:
    30 Apr 2020  -
    17 May 2020
    Where:
    California, USA
    What:
    Be part of Blesma's skydiving team and learn to Solo Free Fall in California.
    Who:
    You will need to pass a British Parachute Association medical and go through basic testing on a training weekend to ensure you can operate skydiving equipment.
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • int pv one Introduction to PhotoVoice (Chelmsford) **Event Postponed**
    When:
    24 Apr 2020  -
    1 May 2020
    Where:
    Chelmsford
    What:
    This course, run by award-winning charity PhotoVoice, focuses on using photography to explore experiences and tell stories through images and captions
    Who:
    Open to All Members who have recently taken up, or would like to take up, photography. All cameras and equipment will be supplied
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • Member golfing Golf Coaching South **Event Postponed**
    When:
    22 Apr 2020  -
    23 Apr 2020
    Where:
    East Sussex National
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • A Member with a friendly Horse Introduction to Horsemanship in Cornwall. **Event postponed**
    When:
    20 Apr 2020  -
    24 Apr 2020
    Where:
    Cornwall
    What:
    A chance for Members to learn some basic Horsemanship and stable management
    Who:
    This activity is unfortunately not suitable for Wheelchair Users
    Apply By:
    23 Mar 2020
  • Member golfing Golf Coaching Midlands **Event Postponed**
    When:
    15 Apr 2020  -
    16 Apr 2020
    Where:
    Abbey Golf Course
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • Members golfing Golf Coaching North **Event Postponed**
    When:
    8 Apr 2020  -
    9 Apr 2020
    Where:
    Slaley Hall (North East)
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • Painting Beginners abstract landscape painting ** Event postponed**
    When:
    31 Mar 2020  -
    2 Apr 2020
    Where:
    Reading
    What:
    An introduction to portrait painting using acrylic paint as a medium.
    Who:
    The course provides a starting point to build confidence and encourage more in depth progression for developing the Member’s artistic skills in the future
    Apply By:
    6 Feb 2020
  • Trans4mers training Wind Tunnel Trans4mers Training 2020 **EVENT POSTPONED**
    When:
    21 Mar 2020  -
    22 Mar 2020
    Where:
    Basingstoke
    What:
    Ever wondered what it’s like to freefall? Interested in skydiving? Join the team at the Wind Tunnel for a chance to experience free fall, be trained by world-class instructors and see if you can be chosen to join our California Expedition
    Who:
    You will need to pass a British Parachute Association medical and go through some basic testing to ensure you can operate sky diving equipment. Members must be under 14 stone and 40 years of age - there is some scope for over 40’s however you must be reasonably fit.
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • Yellow Flowers Remote Gardening Club in the Midlands
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    At home, in the Garden or in pots and hanging baskets.
    What:
    Members in the Midlands are invited to join a Remote Gardening club, whether they are long time gardeners or just looking for a new hobby.
    Who:
    All Members in the Midlands
    Apply By:
    30 Jun 2020
  • Jigsaw Puzzles Northern Ireland Model Making and Jigsaw Puzzles
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    At home- Northern Ireland
    What:
    The lock down currently has many of us spending more time than ever on a screen, so unplug and give yourself an escape from screens, devices and television with a relaxing puzzle or model build.
    Who:
    All Members in Northern Ireland
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • A virtual meeting Blesma Midlands Virtual Brew
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    Zoom
    What:
    A virtual get together with Members across the Midlands.
    Who:
    Any Member from the Midlands
    Apply By:
    5 May 2020
  • Spices in a cupboard Virtual Zoom Gurkha Cooking
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    Zoom
    What:
    The 160 Brigade and Blesma West Members have been invited to be taught how to cook Currys by Gurkha Chefs in Brecon.
    Who:
    Members in the West
    Apply By:
    5 May 2020
  • Cress Characters Crazy Cress Characters Competition
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    London and the South East
    What:
    An opportunity for Blesma's youngest supporters to get involved and grow something at home. There are prizes for the most creative in each age category!
    Who:
    Any Members children aged 3 to 16
    Apply By:
    7 May 2020