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  • How the beautiful game can help you achieve your goals - on and off the pitch.

    How the beautiful game can help you achieve your goals - on and off the pitch.
    17 May 2017

    Gordon Metcalfe’s life has been shaped by football. A keen player and a madkeen Evertonian as a kid growing up in Liverpool, he decided to join the King’s Regiment because it had a great reputation for sport. He played football at battalion level as a forward and winger, while also working as a Physical Training Instructor at Catterick. Tragically, it was a football injury that led to his amputation. “It was just a nasty tackle – I broke three bones in my ankle and it put me out for six months,” he recalls. “It just never healed. I kept getting niggles and pain, but I went on ops

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  • Blesma man Phil Eaglesham got so fed up with using a wheelchair that he decided to design his own

    Blesma man Phil Eaglesham got so fed up with using a wheelchair that he decided to design his own
    12 May 2017

    Several years ago, Phil Eaglesham became completely fed up with using a mobility device. Then, an uplifting idea gave him a different perspective... Necessity is the mother of invention, or so the saying goes, and Phil Eaglesham is living proof that this could very well be the case. Confined to a mobility device after he contracted the rare disease Q Fever whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2010, the 40 Commando Royal Marines corporal found himself frustrated with how limited his mobility actually was. “Mobility devices can’t get through doors in a lot of shops, and you have t

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  • Inter Services T20 Cricket Tournament at Lords announce their support for Blesma

    Inter Services T20 Cricket Tournament at Lords announce their support for Blesma
    1 May 2017

    The Inter Services Twenty20 Tournament is a triangular competition between the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force senior XI sides and is fiercely competed. It is one of a few tournaments that provides the opportunity to watch 3 games of high quality Twenty20 cricket in one day. Every ticket purchased will help support Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.

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  • Future bride and groom set to take on Nuclear Races on their wedding day for Blesma!

    Future bride and groom set to take on Nuclear Races on their wedding day for Blesma!
    1 May 2017

    Future bride and groom set to take on Nuclear Races on their wedding day for Blesma!

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