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

  • Blesma paves the way for driveway renovation

    15 May 2021

    After moving house two years ago, Jack Otter was saving to renovate his “depressing” driveway. But when the quotes he received were all more than £23,000, he approached Blesma for support. “The driveway had been a mess for a while,” said Jack, who lost both his legs and his left arm above the elbow in an IED attack in 2009. Jack's driveway was 'depressing' an

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  • "He taught me that anything is possible"

    David Timmins
    13 May 2021

    A teenager is fundraising in memory of former Lance Corporal David Timmins, who inspired her to follow her dream when the pair met during a Camps International project in 2019. Amy Dunton, 17, from Middlesbrough, met David in Borneo when they were both volunteering with Camps International. David, along with fellow Blesma Member Ben Ayres, was mentoring teenagers during the month-long expedition. “David and Ben spoke to many students about their lives, careers in the Forces, Blesma and lots more, and were a true inspiration to me,” said Amy, who is j

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  • Annual Report printing error

    Blesma the Limbless Veterans
    11 May 2021

    Dear Blesma Members,  We hope this message finds you safe and well. You should now have received your copy of Blesma’s Trustees Annual report, which we hope you will find clear and informative.  We would also like to make you aware of an error in the printing of envelopes used to dispatch this document. Due to a clerical error during distribution, the names on the envelopes may be incorrect. The mailing house are aware of this and are investigating. Please keep the copy of the report you have received and accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.   

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  • A massive Blesma Thank you!

    VE Day 76 challenge
    10 May 2021

    Last weekend participants around the country took part in the V Day 76 challenge, raising funds to support Blesma. There were many different types of challenges taking place, from selling 76 cupcakes, to doing 76 push ups, to running 7.6km!  So far our fantastic fundraisers have raised over £4,400, bringing us so close to our £5,000 target. It's not too late to give though, check out our Enthuse page to donate here. 

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