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2017

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

  • From Afghanistan to Blesma mud runner; Why Matt is taking on the Nuclear Races

    From Afghanistan to Blesma mud runner; Why Matt is taking on the Nuclear Races
    15 March 2017

    A former solider, who lost his right leg whilst serving in Afghanistan, is taking on his first mud run since he was injured to support Blesma. Matty Woollard, 28, from Colchester, will battle the muddy obstacle course at Nuclear Races, Brentwood in May in support of Blesma for the help they have given him since he was injured. You name it and Blesma have done it. When you are injured you feel like you are the only one, but Blesma helped me get out there and meet other wounded guys. They gave me the drive and motivation, the get up and go. Matty,

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  • Iraq War Veteran takes on Nuclear Races for Military Charity

    Iraq War Veteran takes on Nuclear Races for Military Charity
    7 March 2017

    An Iraq War Veteran is set to battle a gruelling muddy obstacle race for Military Charity. Hannah Campbell, who was injured whilst serving in Iraq, is taking on the Nuclear Races this May to help raise awareness for Military Charity, Blesma, the Limbless Veterans. Blesma are partnering with Nuclear Races in Brentwood for their award winning fun, tough and gritty obstacle race on 13 May. With a Blesma dedicated wave at 12:40 and 500 places to fill, wounded Veterans are asking you to take part alongside them to complete this gruelling 7k race.

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  • Future bride and groom set to take on mud run on their wedding day for Blesma!

    Future bride and groom set to take on mud run on their wedding day for Blesma!
    7 March 2017

    A soon-to-be wed couple are taking part in a mud run challenge on their wedding day with their wedding guests! Amputee Rob Copsey and Becky McGuire, who plan to run in Bride and Groom themed costumes, are set to wed at 10am on 13 May in front of 80 guests before they quickly dart across to the Nuclear Races for 12pm. So far the couple have managed to persuade 40 of their wedding guests to take part and run for Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.Blesma have partnered with Nuclear Races for their award winning fun, tough and gritty obstacle race on 13 May. With a Blesma dedicated wave at 12:4

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  • Injured veterans join forces for Blesma 100

    Injured veterans join forces for Blesma 100
    6 March 2017

    Blesma 100 sets off on May 6th 2017 A former soldier seriously injured when a car ploughed into his foot patrol is raising awareness of Blesma. Jonathan Bell was paralysed from the upper chest, suffered serious head injuries and has had to have one of his feet amputated. He, along with a number of other soldiers injured in the incident, discovered a love for cycling and have been raising money

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