The Blesma News for 2019 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans.
First All-Blesma Team Prepares for the 'Race Across America'30 December 2019
After a long and comprehensive selection process, 18 Members have been chosen from more than 60 applicants to represent Blesma in Race Across America. The team will attempt to ride 3,000 miles between the USA's Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Along the way, they will cross 12 states, climb the Rockies and Appalachians, and take on scorching deserts where temperatures can reach 45 degrees Celcius. The race will get underway on Saturday the 20th June 2020 Having an all Blesma team is something we've always wanted to achieve. Individuals were cRead post
Bill Gillet, Netra Rana and Andy Reid join list of Blesma MBE's20 December 2019
November 2019 has been an impressive month for MBE's, as the prestigious honour has been conferred on two Members and a former Blesma Support Officer. Bill Gillet Former Blesma Support Officer Major (Retd) Bill Gillet has been awarded an MBE for his service to Veterans. Having served in 3 Commando Brigade, 5 Airborne Brigade, and 16 Air Assault Brigade, Bill then worked as a BSO for 16 years, helping to provide vital support and advice to limbless and injured veterans, as well as their families.Read post
Blesma announces Jon Bryant OBE as new Chief Executive9 December 2019 Read post
RAF veteran Stuart Robinson aims for Tokyo 20201 December 2019
Stuart Robinson's been killing it at Invictus, club and Team GB level since he tried 'Murderball' for the first time Five years ago. His next target? The Paralympic Games in 2020... Stuart Robinson’s first experience of wheelchair rugby – a sport that has been nicknamed ‘murderball’ because of its intense collisions– was much more full-on than he was expecting. The former RAF Gunner, who completed four tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan, was looking for an activity to get involved in after being severely injured by an IED on operations in 2013. “IRead post