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2017

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

  • Get active in 2018. Blesma is offering its Members the chance to try more activities than ever before in 2018

    Get active in 2018. Blesma is offering its Members the chance  to try more activities than ever before in 2018
    3 January 2018

    Staying active after injury is essential to continued health and well-being. Blesma’s activities cater for every level and ability throughout the course of the year, from beginner to serious adventurer. 

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  • Row2Recovery "Team Trident" get ready to launch

    Row2Recovery "Team Trident" get ready to launch
    7 December 2017

    When you’re tucking into your Christmas dinner spare a thought for Jordan Beecher and Jon Armstrong. They’ll be in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, rowing non-stop.A friendship that was forged years ago during a freezing military exercise on Salisbury Plain has led two former teenage Paratroopers to take on a daunting 3,000-mile row across the Atlantic Ocean. A decade after that meeting, Jordan Beecher and Jon Armstrong are about to plunge their oars into an epic challenge that will see them brave fearsome seas for more than 40 days. Jon now a Captain in the Royal

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  • Land Army veteran is finally recognised

    Land Army veteran is finally recognised
    29 November 2017

    Elizabeth Bartlett has told how she lost her leg on the first day working as a Women's Land Army volunteer and had to wait almost 75 years for compensation. Now 97, Elizabeth was just 21 when she gave up her job in a Sheffield steelworks to join the war effort in October 1941. She was sent to a farm 220 miles away in Kent, but fell into a threshing machine on her first day, suffering a devastating injury. I had worked on the machine in the morning but when I went to stand on it in the afternoon, someone had moved a board and I fell into the machine. My leg went into th

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  • The Blesma Members' Weekend is back & will take place from 9-11 June 2018

    The Blesma Members' Weekend is back & will take place from 9-11 June 2018
    28 November 2017

    The 2018 Members’ Weekend will again take place at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth. If you would like to come along to meet old friends and make some new ones, find out what Blesma Members are up to, and to have your say on what Blesma should be focusing on to support  Members, please put the date in your diary now and complete the application form below. Blesma covers the cost of Ordinary and Associate Members and their partners or carers. The 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place during the Weekend, but the formalities will be kept to a minimum as always. We very much hop

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