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2021

Blesma Updates for 2021, covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • Online activities helped Lorraine ‘find a purpose’

    Lorraine and George
    30 July 2021

    A Blesma Widow feels as though she has found her purpose again thanks to help from the Association. Lorraine Anderson, who lost her husband George in December 2019, has found a new support network and discovered new hobbies and skills by taking part in the localonline activities that have been organised by the Association over the past year. “Shortly after my husband died, I broke my arm and caught Covid. After I got the plaster off I found myself just sitting at home in a fog. I just gave up,” said the former Ward Sister from Forres, Scotland. “

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  • Get Gaming with Blesma!

    Video Games
    24 July 2021

    Tonight, team Blesma are facing off in a Call of Duty Tournament against other Veteran teams from Help for Heroes, RBL, and the Wounded Warrior Project in America!  As the Team prepared to fight it out for the best players and take home gold for Blesma, we spoke to them and go their top tips for being involved in E-sports with Blesma. Video games have been widely played ever since the bygone days of the Arcade machine. Things have come a long way since then, with online gaming growing exponentially, and huge communities forming in online gam

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  • Blesma 100 returns to our roads with 150-mile route

    Jon Bell
    19 July 2021

    Military veterans – some who are severely injured – have taken on a two-day, 150-mile coast-to-coast cycle challenge across the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales to raise funds for Blesma. Now in its sixth year, the Blesma 100 – a popular cycle ride organised by Blesma Member and ambassador Jonathan Bell – saw 30 riders set off from Morecambe, Lancashire on 12 June with their sights set on Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast. Along the way, the group cycled some 150 miles and climbed more than 7,000 feet in elevation. “What a fantastic team effort that showed real

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  • James completes 48-hour march to honour mum

    James KIRBY
    17 July 2021

    Serving Corporal James Kirby has completed a 48-hour march for Blesma in memory of his mum, who died after contracting coronavirus. Starting on Friday 30 April, James marched from the Cenotaph in Preston to ITC Catterick and back – a total of 154 miles – in honour of his “beautiful mum”. Denise, who was a double amputee, died in hospital on 12 March, aged just 59. “Mum lost both her legs through diabetes and had a stroke which resulted in her losing the use of her hands, but she always had a bit of banter. She was tough,”

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