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2022

The Blesma News for 2020 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • Blesma Connects withdrawal

    Blesma logo
    23 June 2022

    Blesma Connects was launched just over two years ago. Its goal was to provide an App that would enable Members to better connect with each other, to book onto Activities and to receive news and information about the Association.  It would be fair to say that the App has not achieved its ambition.   Take up amongst Members is low, functionality which was due to be developed has not taken place and cheaper and better web-based alternatives are now widely available. Blesma Connect the App was launched shortly prior to the pandemic which saw a pause in all Blesma Activities. Whi

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  • 2022 Increases in War Pensions and Allowances

    War Pensions
    16 June 2022

    INCREASES IN WAR PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES 2022 The new rates of War Pensions and Allowances proposed from April 2022 are set out in the tables below. The Annual uprating will take effect from the week beginning 11 April. Rates for 2022 are increasing by 3.1% in line with the September 2021 Consumer Prices Index. (Weekly Rates Unless Otherwise Shown) WAR PENSION 100% £200.0090% £180.0080% £160.0070% £140.0060% £120.0050% £100.0040% £80.0030% £60.00

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  • Blesma announce team taking on the world’s toughest cycling challenge

    Race Across America
    13 June 2022

    On June 18th, a Blesma team of 18 limbless and injured service personnel will take on one of the world’s toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 3,081-mile Race Across America (RAAM). Starting in Oceanside, California, competitors pass through 12 states, covering 3,081 miles and climb in excess of 170,000 feet before finishing in Annapolis, Maryland. It continues to stand as one of the toughest events in the world and a tribute to human endurance.

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  • You're Invited! Blesma Garden Party

    Blesma Funraiser
    11 June 2022

    Blesma Member Mick Foulds and his Wife Sue have been planning to hold one of their renowned Garden Parties ever since 2020. Now they are finally able to hold the event it will surely be one to remember, and everyone in Blesma is invited...  Saturday 2 July 2022 – 15.00 until late Mick & Sue: "This is our third attempt to hold the party! Originally conceived to celebrate Sue’s 60th Birthday in 2020, our plans were dashed by Covid.  But, in 2022 we have even more reasons to celebrate: Mick’s 70

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