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  • Blesma Families Project

    Blesma Families Project
    11 June 2018

    Pioneering research has revealed that a radical new approach is needed to get the best for veterans and their families who are trying to cope with the wide-ranging impacts of limb loss. Findings from the Blesma Families Project, which were presented at the annual Members’ Weekend in June, have identified the need for significant changes in the way support is given to both Members and their family carers. “The health and wellbeing of the carer is crucial to the health and wellbeing of the veteran with limb loss, but too little attention has been paid to their need

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  • Audio version of Blesma Magazine

    Audio version of Blesma Magazine
    8 June 2018

    John Miles, 72, has had a long relationship with Blesma following the work of his father who was instrumental in setting up the Bournemouth Branch.  John has been producing the audio version of Blesma Magazine for more than 10 years. I first began recording the audio version in 2007, after I’d suffered kidney failure. My rehab was long and slow, and during that time I used to read the old Blesmag to my widowed mother. While reading it, I came across a request for help with the audio version and it made me think that doing some

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  • This Is Not For You

    This Is Not For You
    23 May 2018

    A group of injured veterans are preparing to take part in a series of epic outdoor performances this Summer to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. The piece, entitled This Is Not For You is a Graeae Theatre Production, co-commissioned by military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans and 14-18 NOW, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), The Drive Project, National Centre for Circus Arts and Arts Council England. Where to see the show? Greenwich+Docklands International Festival || Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July

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  • Now in its third year, the Blesma Community Programme is set to become an unrivalled success

    Now in its third year, the Blesma Community Programme is set to become an unrivalled success
    19 May 2018

    The theatre settles into silence and the first words fill the dark chamber of the glorious Theatre Royal Haymarket. Delivered with poise and deep meaning, they grip the audience, but the voice is not a stage professional, instead, a forces veteran taking part in a unique project that trains severely injured forces personnel in acting and story-telling which they then take to workshops in schools around the country. The unique Blesma Community Programme is in its third ye

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