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  • An important announcement regarding Blesma's Christmas Carol concert

    Chelmsford Cathedral
    2 December 2021

    Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Blesma have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year's Christmas Carol Concert in Chelmsford.  Please refer to the below message from the Chief Executive. "Dear Blesma Members, I regret to inform you that due to the developing Covid situation and the recent discovery of the Omicron variant in Essex, out of an abundance of caution I have taken the very difficult decision to cancel the Blesma Car

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  • The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

    Big Give
    30 November 2021

    Blesma are once again taking part in The Big Give Christmas challenge!

    For one week, the Big Give offers Blesma supporters the opportunity to have their online donation doubled. This means that every pound gifted will be matched.

    Last year, with help from our supporters, Blesma was able to raise over £15,000 in just one week!

    This year, the challenge will be raising funds to help combat loneliness within the Blesma Membership.

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  • Member Martin set to be the first disabled person to reach the South Pole unassisted

    Adaptive Grand Slam
    23 November 2021

    Adaptive explorer Martin embarks on a trek to the South Pole.

    Disabled Explorer Martin Hewitt is taking on the world first polar mission with the aim of becoming the first disabled person to reach the South Pole unsupported and unassisted from the base camp at the edge of Antarctica.

    The former Para, whose right arm was paralysed when he was shot in Afghanistan in 2007, aims to complete the 1,000km trek in 45 days. He will be guided by Louis Rudd MBE, Director of Expeditions at Shackleton and the only person to have crossed Antarctica on foot twice.

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  • A Day in The Life: Jean McCready

    Cyril Stevens award
    21 November 2021

    Jean began fundraising for Blesma with her late husband, Jack. She has been awarded the Cyril Stephens Award, which recognises the work of Blesma supporters... I have lived in Portadown, Northern Ireland for more than 50 years. I finished technical college before workingfor a local estate agent. In 1985, my 27-year-old sister was serving in what was then the Royal Ulster Constabularywhen the police station she was posted to was bombed. She was killed along with eight of her colleagues. I met my husband, Jack, at a Royal British Legion dance.

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