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

  • Letters page: Sam Gallop CBE

    Sam Gallop
    17 January 2021

    "His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was the hands-on and encouraging President of the Guinea Pig Club charity, which was founded in 1940 by Battle of Britain pilots who sustained severe burns while flying in World War II. Their burns were often the result of extreme temperatures produced when high winds in crashing planes fanned highoctane fuel flames. These air crew, and their 800-some successors throughout WWII, were selected for treatment by Sir Archibald McIndoe and his innovative team at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinste

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  • Fort trip helps Members reconnect

    North Fort
    15 January 2021

    A small group of Members and their partners were treated to a trip to Weymouth’s stunning historic sea fort in September. The outing to Nothe Fort, arranged by South West Outreach Officer Sarah Payne, gave Members in her area who had not been active online during lockdown the chance to reconnectwith fellow Members. “The six of us who attended had a great visit, and the weather was ideal to sit and have refreshments at the end of our tour,” said Peter Mckernan, 63, from Weymouth, who attended the trip. “The fort has many links with military groups

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  • Have you got a story to tell?

    Mat Armitage
    14 January 2021

    Applications to join the 2021 Making Generation R programme are now open! Your fellow Blesma Members have already inspired over 100,000 young people and key workers with their powerful stories of overcoming adversity - now it’s your chance to get involved! What is Making Generation R? Making Generation R – Resilience Through Inspiration (MGR) is a storytelling & public speaking programme brought to you by Blesma, The Limbless Veterans and award-winning creative social enterprise, The Drive Project. Since 2016, we’ve w

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  • The Resilience Sessions Series 2 - Sabrina & Josh

    12 January 2021

    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 100,000 fr

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