The Blesma News for 2020 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans.
Garden Grants 202017 December 2020
Sometimes it can be difficult for Members to maintain their gardens.
Blesma awards an annual grant of up to £300 to each individual who submits a grant form.
The application, which must be submitted by January 2021, needs to be accompanied by receipts or a signed statement from your gardener. Blesma can’t award grants to Members who have paid a relation to maintain their garden.Read post
Listen to our podcast "The Resilience Sessions"15 December 2020
The Resilience Sessions is a podcast that brings together injured veterans from Blesma and a well known public figure, to share their stories of overcoming challenge of all kinds. Through these conversations our guests chat to one another about their experiences, sharing how they have navigated their ups and downs, finding often surprising common ground, and showing that what is most personal is often most universal. The Resilience Sessions grew out of the Making Generation R campaign, which has trained injured veterans to tell their stories to over 100,000Read post
Peter Norton takes on Dorney Lake 5km Challenge13 December 2020
Blesma Member Pete Norton GC is attempting to walk 5km this Sunday – the furthest distance he has walked since he was injured in 2005. For 15 years, Pete has used a wheelchair after he was injured while serving with the Royal Logistic Corps in the Iraq War. He was checking for the presence of devices when an IED was triggered and exploded. He lost his left leg above the knee, his left arm below the elbow and suffered back injuries. However, after undergoing surgery for Osseointegration last year, he has been able to walk once again and determined to push himRead post
The Resilience Sessions Series 2 - Emily & Darren9 December 2020
Series 2 of the Resilience Sessions has landed! The Resilience Sessions is a podcast that brings together injured veterans from Blesma and a well known public figure, to share their stories of overcoming challenge of all kinds. Through these conversations our guests chat to one another about their experiences, sharing how they haveRead post