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Latest news from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


  • Step Together volunteering

    13 September 2020

    Blesma member Elaine Corner works for the charity Step Together Volunteering, organising volunteering placements for Wounded, Injured and Sick service personnel, Veterans and their families as part of their recovery. Her role is to meet up with clients and tailor their placements to their areas of interests or future employment. Step Together help their clients use volunteering as a way to realise that they have skills which are useful beyond the Forces, help them to learn new skills and help them integrate into civilian life and the local community. Step T

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  • Paul Rose, Explorer and Presenter - Zoom talk

    Paul Rose
    5 September 2020

    You’re invited! A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced divers, field science and polar experts, Paul Rose helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet. Former Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society and Chair of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division, Paul is currently Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions. He was the Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Su

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  • Join us for the inaugural Blesma Remembrance 11k

    Remembrance 11k
    2 September 2020

    Blesma are delighted to announce the launch our inaugural Remembrance 11K, a Blesma fundraising event which will both commemorate the significant day of Remembrance and raise vital funds for our Members. This event will bring together the Blesma community across the Nation, creating a unique and interconnected group of participants in their own local parks and neighbourhoods across all regions, uniting everyone connected to Blesma on this very important day. From 08.30 on Sunday 8th November 2020, you may join the Blesma team at this inaugural event which wi

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  • Nerys Pearce to take on record breaking Channel swim!

    Nerys Pearce
    1 September 2020

    A Blesma Member and former British Army Combat Paramedic will tonight (00:00 Wednesday 2 September 2020) begin her bid to become the first paralysed woman to swim 21 miles solo across the English Channel. Nerys Pearce, 38, from Ascot, was left unable to move from her chest down when a car reversed in front of her motorbike in October 2008. Five years ago, she was bed bound, 18 stone and “wanting to end it.” Now, after turning her life around with support from military charity, Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, she hopes to swim the channel in under 16 hours in

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