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

  • Brian's FAQ's

    Brian Chenier
    30 January 2021

    BRIAN’S FAQsWhat does Service-attributable amputation mean? Amputation is classed as Service-attributable if it was the result of military service. Examples include blast injuries on operations, accidents during military training or exercise, or any other incident whilst ‘on duty’ that results in an amputation. The amputation may occur at the time of the incident/accident or some time after, perhapsfollowing years of surgical procedures. Proof that amputation is Service-attributable can come in a War Pension or

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  • Cycle challenge goes like a dream for Henry Deamer

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    30 January 2021

    Henry challenged himself to break the 200km barrier after seeing a school friend complete a charity fundraiser in his garden. “Henry comes from an Army family,” explained Martin, Henry’s father. “I served in the Adjutant General’s Corps for 22 years, Henry’s grandad completed 35 years in the military, his great grandfather served in both World Wars, and his great great grandfather was killed in WWI.”

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  • Limb Loss in a time of Covid

    Brian and Members
    28 January 2021

    Winter is here and, as the darker nights settle in, it is a timely opportunity to reflect on the year. COVID-19 has impacted negatively on so many aspects of our daily lives, making the year challenging for everyone. Members have often had to draw on every ounce of their resilience to cope with the impact of the pandemic, and their fortitude has been immense. I would like to highlight the work of the NHS Limb Service and broader NHS Services, and thank the staff who have continued to deliver support during extremely challenging times. Their dedication is inspirational.

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  • Vaccine Scam Alert

    Fraud alert
    26 January 2021

    Opportunistic criminals are now using the COVID-19 Vaccine to attempt to con people out of funds and their personal data. These scammers have so far been active in the North East and in Wales, but it's important to stay vigilant wherever you live.  The Police Economic Crime Team has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails attempting to lure people to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. DC Gareth Jordan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS and states ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your

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