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2017

The Blesma News for 2017 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • Pushing their limits: Meet the London Marathon team

    Pushing their limits: Meet the London Marathon team
    20 April 2017

    This year, 12 people have braved the 26.2 mile challenge that is the London Marathon for our wounded veterans. We've been speaking to them and asking the famous question: What's your first treat once you've finished the Marathon? Meet our Blesma supporters: Blesma Member Luke Delahunty Luke will be taking part in the Day Chair Virgin Money London Marathon heat

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  • Community Programme set to help 4,000 in 2017

    Community Programme set to help 4,000 in 2017
    18 April 2017

    Wounded veterans are fully prepared to inspire even more young people across the country this year with their stories of overcoming adversity as the Blesma Community Programme expands. The programme is an ambitious scheme that was set up last year to inspire and motivate thousands of students in the UK. During an intense training course, Members learn how to tell their personal stories of disaster and triumph in an engaging way. Then, they go out into the community to deliver their stories of overcoming adversity to students, some of whom are on the verge o

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  • Veterans and service personnel to benefit from £9m investment in new and improved NHS mental health services

    Veterans and service personnel to benefit from £9m investment in new and improved NHS mental health services
    3 April 2017

    NHS England is set to launch (April 1) a brand new mental health service which has been specially tailored to support and treat ex-armed forces veterans and service personnel who are approaching discharge. The newly commissioned £9m service, known officially as the NHS transition, intervention and liaison (TIL) veterans’ mental health service, will act as a front door to a range of mental health services across the health and care system for 17,500 people over the next three years. Different levels of specialist treatment, support and healthcare experts

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  • Blesma Members meet West Ham United

    Blesma Members meet West Ham United
    31 March 2017

    This Thursday (30th March) Blesma Members got the opportunity to meet footballers of West Ham United Football Club. Blesma Members Nigel Smith, Matty Woollard, Stu Pearson and Gam Gurung joined the club’s players during their training session at their Romford training ground.  West Ham United have selected Blesma as a charity partner for the 2016/17 season in honour of the Charities’ work, based in Cha

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