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2020

The Blesma News for 2020 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • Making Connections: Communication workshop

    Making Generation R
    8 April 2020

    In these times of self-distancing and self-isolation, communicating with others becomes so important to our mental health and wellbeing. Blesma has teamed up with The Drive Project to provide you with a 3-part communication workshop to help connect you with your fellow Blesma Members, spouses and carers develop your communication skills for use on video calls (such as Facetime, Whatsapp Video Call, Skype or Zoom) and explore storytelling and the power of connecting with others. What’s involved? You will join a maximum of 20 fellow Blesm

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  • 'Resilience Breath' Course Open to all Members!

    Emily Hightower
    6 April 2020

    During this period of isolation, Blesma has teamed up with Emily Hightower, who many Members may know from Blesma’s Challenge Aspen Military Ops (CAMO) activity, to deliver a 6 week online ‘Resilience Breath Course’ so Members can connect, train and learn together how they can stay well on all levels from the safety and comfort of their own homes.  This programme will continue developing skills to enable you to read and regulate the state of your nervous system using breath, body mechanics, and visual field system

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  • Rita regains confidence thanks to Blesma family

    Rita
    5 April 2020

    With the help of the Association a Blesma Widow is beginning to regain her confidence following the passing of her husband. Rita Taylor was devastated by the loss of husband David in September last year, but thanks to the support of her Outreach Officer Jas Suller and Welfare Rep Chris Jones, she is finding a new support network in Blesma. In January, Rita attended the Gloucester Christmas Lunch – the first Blesma activity she has taken part in on her own. “If it hadn’t been for Jas, I might not have got dressed that morning. I might have just sat a

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  • Coronavirus information for Blesma Members

    Blesma logo
    3 April 2020

    The outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19 in the UK, and globally is deeply concerning. As the pandemic develops Blesma is taking daily account of the situation and the governmental measures relating to it.  Our absolute first concern is to the health and wellbeing of our Members and staff and we are continually reviewing how we deliver our services to ensure this is the case. INFORMATION FOR OUR MEMBERS Please know that Blesma will continue to support its Members in all the ways it can. Ours is an Association founded o

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