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The Blesma News for 2023 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • A Heartfelt Thank You from Blesma for a Memorable Christmas Carol Service at Chelmsford Cathedral

    14 December 2023

    As we look back on the festive evening of December 12th, 2023, our hearts are filled with gratitude. The Christmas Carol Service at Chelmsford Cathedral, hosted by Blesma, was not just an event, but a celebration of local community, music, and the festive spirit.

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  • Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

    Big Give Christmas Challenge
    28 November 2023

    The annual Big Give Christmas Challenge is back for another year, and we've already smashed our fundraising target of £30,800 – thanks to supporters like YOU! If you missed out on making a donation – don't worry. Our Big Give campaign is still running until midday 5th December. Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference.   Help us reach our target >  Matched Donations Will Support Bl

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  • Hari Budha Magar's Journey to the Top of the World

    16 October 2023

    Hari Budha Magar was severely wounded by a bomb blast in Afghanistan that left him fighting for his life. This is his story... Tell us a bit about your childhood... I was born in a very remote part of Nepal, so joining the British Army was a way out. The selection was tough, but I was lucky to be one of the 230 chosen from 10,000 applicants. I was 19 years old and very proud. It was a big honour and a chance for me to build a better life. How were you injured? I wa

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  • A Victory for Veterans: Mobility Fund Returns

    Veterans Mobility Fund
    28 September 2023

    We are delighted to be able to share some exciting news with you that Help for Heroes and Blesma have been successful in our joint bid to deliver the reinstated Veterans’ Mobility Fund. The decision was announced by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs today, and we are proud that our charities have been recognised and trusted to deliver it. Mobility issues are among the biggest challenges faced by injured veterans, and, since the closure of the original fund in February 2021, we have seen an increase in the number of people coming to us for mobility grants. That’s why toge

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