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  • Bike donation

    Bike donation
    25 January 2014

    An amputee motorcycle paramedic from the West Midlands donated 3 motorcycles to a London-based military charity on Saturday 25 April in Aldridge. John Brown from Walsall had to have his left leg amputated after a road accident whilst on duty shattered his pelvis in 2007.  The 53-year-old says: “I am not looking for a pat on the back here, I think I am very fortunate to have survived and have an incredible amount of admiration for those who incur such injuries by putting their lives on the line. They give their all and, in my own small way,

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  • The Row2Recovery Team complete their Atlantic adventure!

    22 January 2014

    The Row2Recovery team have completed their Atlantic adventure by making it safe and sound to Antigua. Here we have Blesma Member Cayle Royce's final blog post from the finish line, congratulations guys!! DAY 49 - CAYLE ROYCE'S FINISH LINE BLOG After a frustrating last 24 hours or so we began today with slow conditions and not much visibility. It was quite squally, with little rain showers coming and going, but things cleared quite abruptly around 8am and suddenly we could see land. After being hidden in the mist it appeared out of nowhere and it seemed really close! T

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  • Wheelchair Laser Tag Tournament

    Wheelchair Laser Tag
    19 January 2014

    Blesma Volunteer George and I drove down to Fareham from London to take part in Member Richard Hunt's Wheelchair Laser Tag Tournament, which was raising money for us through his upcoming challenge, The Great Paddle Round. The day began with introductions - I met Richard's local Conservative MP for Fareham, Mark Hoban and the Mayor of Fareham, Susan Bayford.  Also present were representatives from prosthetics company 

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  • Row2Recovery update

    13 January 2014

    Blesma Member Cayle Royce updates us from the middle of the Atlantic.... The team are due to arrive in Antigua early next week! Day 38 (10th Jan) - Cayle Royce A splashy night last night but we topped it off with an amazing sunrise. I was in a bit of a daze as the sun came up so when I saw a fin off the stern of the boat I wasn’t sure if I was hallucinating. I kept watching and then I saw it again. It started popping up a lot before ‘gasp’ it surfaced and we saw a 2ft dorsal fin – it was massive! I think it might have been a shark, but the water was dark and it was

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