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  • Blesma Blackpool offers gold standard care

    Blesma Blackpool
    2 October 2013

    We are jolly pleased about Blesma Blackpool being recognised for the quality of care it provides to its residents. The team here is over the moon to have received the coveted ‘Beacon Status' Jacqui Longden, Home Manager Blesma Blackpool Our home in Blackpool is only one of 25 across the country to be awarded the prestigious ‘Beacon Status’ Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes Quality Hallmark Award, three years after being first recognised. Maggie Stobbart-Rowlands, the National Lead Nurse for GSFCH added: “Hom

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  • KartForce are looking for Blesma Members to join them for the 2014 racing season

    30 September 2013

    As this year’s race season comes to an end, KartForce are now looking for new drivers for the 2014 season. They compete in team endurance races from 2hrs to 24hrs all over the country and abroad, entering teams of 3 to 6 drivers that race from the same karts with the drivers changing over throughout the race. This year KartForce entered 2 teams in over 40 races, including…  Johnny Herbert Karting Challenge Henry Surtees Brooklands Challenge

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  • Burn Gliding Club

    Burn Gliding Club
    30 September 2013

      Terry Bassett is a retired instructor at Burn Gliding Club in North Yorkshire but still flies regularly.  For years now, Blesma has enjoyed a close relationship with the Club which provides free gliding lessons to Members, giving them the opportunity to fly in specially adapted gliders. Here, Terry tells us a bit about the Club and its relationship with Blesma. “My father lost his leg during the Second World War and became a Blesma member.  Although my brothers, sister and I were born later, we appreciated the support that Blesma gave to both my mother and father, who have

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  • Operation Long Run

    Operation Long Run
    21 August 2013

    The final report kindly sent into us by the OLR Team! About two years ago an idiot called Mike Crawley suggested that as a ‘retirement wheez’ he would like to run round Britain!  He thought Mike Inkster might be daft enough to join him as he was not one to turn down a challenge, so the concept of Operation Long Run was born. Both Mikes have long backgrounds in ultra-endurance undertakings of one sort or another so after some initial investigation and discussion they formulated a plan. They would attempt to get round Britain, on foot, in 50 days. The

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