Blesma moves to Chelmsford
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans will move into its new home 115 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0QT on Monday 23rd September,
The move is the result of a lengthy review in which trustees of the charity concluded that the office in Chadwell Heath was no longer fit for purpose and it would be more cost effective in the long term, as well as being in the best interest of the Association, to purchase the more suitable and accessible building in the city of Chelmsford. Frankland Moore House of Chadwell Heath, which has been occupied by Blesma since 1965, would need to undergo a major refurbishment to remain a viable site, as it is not fully accessible for all our Members and Trustees.
The new office will be situated in New London Road, only a 15-minute walk to Chelmsford train station, which boasts a direct line service to London Liverpool Street with journey times of approximately 35 minutes. Unlike Chadwell Heath, New London Road offers access to each of the three floors via both a lift and staircase.
The new premises will house our 30 office-based employees whose roles include welfare support, prosthetic advice, organising rehabilitation activities, communications, and fundraising. It is hoped that this move will lead to more Member and staff interaction and provide Members, Blesma staff and Trustees with a far more efficient work environment. The Team at Blesma HQ are feeling positive about and excited for the move. An opening reception is planned in October hosting local media, city and county dignitaries, our neighbours in the business and charity communities and of course several of the local amputee veterans for whom we work.
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