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2019

The Blesma News for 2019 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • RAF veteran Stuart Robinson aims for Tokyo 2020

    Stu Robinson
    1 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. “I

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  • The Blesma 100- 2019

    Cyclists preparing to start
    31 October 2019

    �Selby, North Yorkshire.  Blesma Ambassador Jonathan Bell recounts the Blesma 100 ride 2019 We all like riding our bikes, but more than anything we like riding together as mates For anyone training for a Century ride, the most important thing to remember is, it’s just another bike ride. True, though it’s also a rite of passage for many of us who are looking for the next big challenge. It i

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  • Making Generation R reaches 50,000 people

    Making Generation R reaches 50,000 people
    14 October 2019

    Making Generation R, an initiative by Blesma and social enterprise The Drive Project, has reached more than 50,000 young people since the birth of the programme in 2016. Making Generation R trains Blesma Members to take their powerful and inspiring life stories about overcoming adversity into schools to help teach pupils about everyday resilience. This learning allows the students to better cope with the stresses of growing up. In the 2018/19 school year, Blesma Members visited 182 schools, as well as educational, youth and first responder facilitie

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  • Blesma Members set to ‘connect’ with new app

    Blesma App
    8 October 2019

    Blesma Members set to ‘connect’ with new app Blesma is putting the finishing touches to a new system that will energise communication and engagement between the Association and its Members. Blesma Connects is an app that can be tailored to each Member’s interests and needs. It will go live at the start of 2020 and will open up new routes to everything from medical information and grants, to national Blesma events and local meetings. The dynamic digital hub will also make it easier for Members to

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