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2017

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

  • Wounded veterans to take on gruelling muddy obstacle race to raise funds for Blesma and we want you to join them!

    Wounded veterans to take on gruelling muddy obstacle race to raise funds for Blesma and we want you to join them!
    9 February 2017

    A group of wounded veterans are taking on the menacing Nuclear Races in May and they’re not letting their injuries stop them.

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  • Wounded Veteran chosen as ball carrier at MK Dons football match

    Wounded Veteran chosen as ball carrier at MK Dons football match
    25 January 2017

    A wounded veteran, who became Britain's strongest disabled man, has been chosen as ball carrier at an MK Dons football match. The 31-year-old MK Dons fan, Mark Smith, who lost his right leg in a live firing exercise accident, will get the honour at the League 1 match against Bolton Wanderers on February 4. The club is hosting members and staff of the military charity, Blesma, the Limbless Veterans as part of the club’ s Armed Forces Big Day. “MK Dons have been very good to me with a season ticketing and parking” said Mark. “I’m proud to be the ball carrier for the club and

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  • Wounded Veterans to take on Triple Seven challenge for new Defence National Rehabilitation Centre

    Wounded Veterans to take on Triple Seven challenge for new Defence National Rehabilitation Centre
    21 January 2017

    Blesma Member Ibrar Ali and wounded veteran Luke Wigman are taking on the gruelling challenge of running seven marathons in seven different continents in seven days. The veteran pair are taking on the challenge to raise funds for the new Defence National Rehabilitation centre which is currently being built through charitable funds. The £300 million project for a new “Headley Court” began as a conversation between the late Duke of Westminster and Blesma’s president, Gerald Grosvenor, and General Sir Tim Granville-Chapman, then the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in 2009. “Af

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  • Real life stories: The wounded veterans hoping to set a new round-the-world record

    Real life stories: The wounded veterans hoping to set a new round-the-world record
    11 January 2017

    A state-of-the-art powerboat (not this one!) is set to blast across the world’s oceans in pursuit of a world record – with six Blesma Members at the helm! It’s certainly no secret that Blesma Members are an adventurous bunch. The Association is made special by Members who have a constant drive to push the boundaries of what others think is achievable for limbless veterans. When it comes to taking on a

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