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Latest news from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


  • Vacancy for the position of Chief Executive

    Vacancy for the position of Chief Executive
    7 August 2019

    Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, is a specialist Association and charity which has been focused on the challenges of limb loss and loss of use of limb since the First World War. It takes great pride in knowing its Members and their families individually and being there to assist independence and fulfilment through life. Blesma has always been steered by the wishes of the membership and this ensures it is as relevant today as it was for the veterans of the First World War. The Association has moved to new premises in Chelmsford and is seeking a new Chief Executive to implemen

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  • Barry Le Grys to step down. Chairman's letter to our Membership.

    Barry Le Grys to step down. Chairman's letter to our Membership.
    1 August 2019

    Blesma has confirmed that Chief Executive Barry Le Grys is stepping down from his role. An update from our Chairman. Dear Blesma Members, Those of you who attended Members Weekend will have heard me tell those gathered that Blesma is in good shape. Unfortunately, against this successful backdrop our Chief Executive, Barry Le Grys, has been approached to take on a challenging Chief Executive role with the Motability charity, an organis

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  • Introducing A Plan – Custom Insurance for Blesma Members.

    Introducing A Plan – Custom Insurance for Blesma Members.
    24 July 2019

    Blesma is proud to be partnering with A Plan Travelling with health conditions or disabilities can be very expensive, insurance can be unaffordable , sometimes making trips abroad extremely difficult for our Members. Blesma has partnered with A-Plan Farnham, who help thousands of people enjoy their holidays and overseas trips every year by finding the right insurance policy to fit every individual requirement. A Plan can help with pre-existing medical conditions and extre

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  • Make A Smile Lottery

    Make A Smile Lottery
    5 July 2019

    Blesma are proud to be partnering with Make A Smile Lottery to provide a fun and easy way to raise funds and support us. Make a Smile which is owned by St Helena’s Hospice in Colchester, Essex.  St Helena’s began their own lottery a number of years ago and now manage the Make a Smile lottery not only for themselves but also for many other hospices across the UK.  In 2017 they opened up their Make a Smile Lottery to non-hospices and were awarded the Institute of Fundraising’s Award for Most Innovative Product.  The goal of this new partnership is to raise £500,000

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