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2019

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

  • Stuart Robinson has gone from beginner to winner in one of the toughest sports around

    Stu Robinson
    12 February 2020

    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 2

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  • First All-Blesma Team Prepares for the 'Race Across America'

    raam
    4 February 2020

    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 c

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  • Bill Gillet, Netra Rana and Andy Reid join list of Blesma MBE's

    Netra Rana
    20 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.

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  • Blesma Members set to ‘connect’ with new app

    Blesma App
    19 December 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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