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  • Making Generation R reaches 50,000 people

    Making Generation R reaches 50,000 people
    14 October 2019

    Making Generation R, an initiative by Blesma and social enterprise The Drive Project, has reached more than 50,000 young people since the birth of the programme in 2016. Making Generation R trains Blesma Members to take their powerful and inspiring life stories about overcoming adversity into schools to help teach pupils about everyday resilience. This learning allows the students to better cope with the stresses of growing up. In the 2018/19 school year, Blesma Members visited 182 schools, as well as educational, youth and first responder facilitie

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  • Blesma Members set to ‘connect’ with new app

    Blesma App
    8 October 2019

    Blesma Members set to ‘connect’ with new app Blesma is putting the finishing touches to a new system that will energise communication and engagement between the Association and its Members. Blesma Connects is an app that can be tailored to each Member’s interests and needs. It will go live at the start of 2020 and will open up new routes to everything from medical information and grants, to national Blesma events and local meetings. The dynamic digital hub will also make it easier for Members to

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  • Blesma Members take on the high seas in Florida Scuba activity

    25 September 2019

    Corey Goodson is floating in a coral reef wonderland. It’s just over a year since the 19-year-old from Ipswich was left paraplegic after he was involved in a car accident during a week off from Phase Two training with the Royal Anglian Regiment. But that’s not on his mind right now. Eighteen metres below the surface, floating through the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys, he is marvelling at the rich marine life in front of his eyes. “It was so good, so beautiful down there that I find it hard to explain. I saw stingrays, barracudas, lobsters, and so

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  • Meet Lucy Dalgress- Blesma's new Regional Fundraising Manager

    Meet Lucy Dalgress- Blesma's new Regional Fundraising Manager
    23 September 2019

    Lucy Dalgress is settling into her new role as Regional Fundraising Manager. Lucy, who has previously worked for When You Wish Upon A Star, The National Autistic Society, and Parkinson’s UK, will focus on engaging with supporters and developing new networks and opportunities in the Midlands and the north of England. “I started fundraising at university, and became a volunteer coordinator at the University of Nottingham when I returned to my home city,” said Lucy, who now lives in Nottingham with her husband Josh. “I really wanted to find a role where I could make a difference. The f

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