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  • Blesma backing helps injured veteran reach Mt. Everest summit on third attempt

    Les Binns climbing Mount Everest thanks to support from Blesma
    15 May 2022

    An injured Ex-soldier, who abandoned ascent to Mount Everest TWICE to save climbers, has finally summited the world’s highest Mountain, Mount Everest.  With unfinished business with the mountain, Les, who was blinded in his left eye after an Afghanistan Blast, began his push to ascend the summit on Tuesday 10 May with the aim of reaching the 8,849m peak in the early hours of Saturday morning. “On Friday 13th May at around 6 am I finally stood on the summit of Mount Everest!” said Les, who has the last mo

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  • Making Generation R returns in the flesh after its virtual success

    Making Gen R Sadlers Wells Theatre
    14 May 2022

    Making Generation R (MGR) graduates took to the stage in February for their in person rehearsals for the first time since the pandemic forced the project online two years ago. The 16-strong team, who come from across the UK, performed an electrifying and moving medley of their stories at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London to showcase the inspirational workshops that they will soon be running inschools and for emergency services. Blesma’s unique project, which uses theatre experts and professional storytellers to train Members to develop

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  • A pleasure to be back on the road

    Limb Center
    12 May 2022

    "As we seem to be turning the tide of Covid and the resulting restrictions are easing, it has been great to get out of the home office and back on the road. " The new year started with a trip to Cambridge to join a Member at his Limb Centre appointment. Before Covid, this was routine business but the legacy of the pandemic was still evident. On arrival at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site everyone was wearing face coverings, and security guards were posted at all entrances to ensure handswere washed and that fresh, hospital-supplied face coverings were being used

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  • What do you call a Blesma Beer? Blesma Members found out

    Brewery
    7 May 2022

    Last October, with the help of Ascot Brewing Company, 11 Members were given the chance to carry out many people’s dream: design and brew their own beer. Ascot Brewing Company have been producing beer in Camberley, Surrey for more than a decade and have recently moved to a new, state-of-the-art premises with the help of crowdfunding support. The multi award-winning brand has even installed an elevated tap room on a mezzanine overlooking the working brewery so guests can see all the action unfold whilst sampling the outfit’s unique beers. For two days last October, all this was at the

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