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  • RAF veteran Stuart Robinson aims for Tokyo 2020

    Stu Robinson
    1 December 2019

    Stuart Robinson's been killing it at Invictus, club and Team GB level since he tried 'Murderball' for the first time Five years ago. His next target? The Paralympic Games in 2020... Stuart Robinson’s first experience of wheelchair rugby – a sport that has been nicknamed ‘murderball’ because of its intense collisions– was much more full-on than he was expecting. The former RAF Gunner, who completed four tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan, was looking for an activity to get involved in after being severely injured by an IED on operations in 2013. “I

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  • Grand Prize Draw winners

    Grand Prize Draw
    27 November 2019

    Congratulations to all the winners in our Blesma Prize draw! The winning numbers were: £2000 – 03135 £1000 – 23075 £500 – 04120 We were so glad to hear that one of our Blesma Members won the second prize! Thank you to everyone who supported the 2019 Grand Prize Draw!

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  • Real life stories: How a wounded soldier and nurse were reunited decades after WW2

    Waclaw and Staszczak
    19 November 2019

    The last time Maria Kowalska and Waclaw Domagala met she was a 21-year-old nurse and he was a teenage soldier who had just had a leg amputated. A cheery “Good Morning, Sister” evaporated 75 years of separation in a remarkable meeting in a Devon care home earlier this year. Maria Kowalska didn’t recognise the man in the wheelchair, but Polish war hero and Blesma Member Waclaw Domagala never forgot the “angel” who nursed him after he was wounded in the World War II Battle of Monte Cassino. “I knew

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  • Blesma Members set to ‘connect’ with new app

    Blesma App
    9 November 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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