Blesma Updates for 2021, covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans.
What to do with that unwanted 2020 diary?5 April 2021
The start of a new year is often a time when we look forward to what we will be doing once the days last longer and start to get warmer. It is also a time when many set themselves new goals or targets. Much is made of New Year resolutions but many are forgotten by the time we get to February. Many of you will have bought a 2021 diary or been gifted one and I have a suggestion for how you can make use of that diary to help you through the year. A diary is a good way to make a note of what you have done, not just record events to come. I am sure you are all aware of some imporRead post
Blesma joins amputee charity group to mark #LimbLoss&LimbDifferenceAwarenessMonth1 April 2021
Together We Can Do More! Blesma has joined with a consortium of UK charities working to support amputees and children, young people and adults with limb loss or difference, to mark Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness month this April. Our objective for this month-long campaign is to empower and connect with people with limb loss and limb difference across our shared community to reduce isolation and loneliness. Blesma is prouRead post
Three-time Olympic rowing champion assembles ‘Paravengers’ to take on Race the Thames for Blesma31 March 2021
Retired British Olympic rower Peter Reed OBE is leading a team of injured veterans and able-bodied civilians as they virtually race the distance of the River Thames (346 km).Team Paravengers, who met at Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Stanford Hall and have eight functioning legs between them, were called to duty to raise funds for military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans and London Youth Rowing as they race over a hundred other virtual crews from around the world.The team assembled by Peter includes retired British rower Andrew Triggs Hodge OBE as well as amputees AlfiRead post
Meet our new staff members - Christine Landess BSO North East28 March 2021
Tell us a bit about your work background?
After studying for a degree in psychology, I have always worked in the charity sector. I spent many years working in homeless services in London, starting out as a resettlement officer working with rough sleepers, and ending up managing hostels and support services for prolific offenders and people with addiction problems. Along the way, I was privileged to meet many fantastic and inspiring people who overcame huge challenges and adversity, and I always have the hope and belief that things can change for the better.Read post