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  • Members Weekend 2020 - Update

    Members Weekend
    18 March 2020

    Blesma is taking daily account of the pandemic and the governmental measures pertaining to it, we are continually reviewing how to tailor our services to ensure our Members and staff are safe and that Blesma is operating within advice and guidelines provided by the government.  In line with the latest Government advice we will, unfortunately be cancelling Members Weekend 2020. Confirmed attendees are being contacted individually. The revised arrangements for the Annual General Meeting will be shared in

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  • Welfare Volunteers needed in Wales!

    A group of Blesma Volunteers
    9 March 2020

    Blesma members (or suitable partner/family member) needed as Welfare Volunteers for the Wales and West area, specifically for the following: Shropshire, Wrexham, Shrewsbury, West Wales and North Wales. The Welfare Volunteer role is an important one that provides vital support to the Blesma Support Officer (BSO) by being the “eyes and ears” of the Blesma Welfare service. We know that an increasing number of Members are becoming isolated and lonely and the work of the Welfare volunteer (previously known as ‘Welfare Reps’) plays an essential ro

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  • Blesma Member Owen tames the snow and takes home the Gold!

    Owen Pick at the end of his Race
    4 March 2020

    Blesma-sponsored snowboarder Owen Pick has become Dew Tour Adaptive Banked Slalom Champion. The win marks Owen’s first gold medal in any major contest at Dew Tour on 8th February. Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands, and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.  The 28-year-old said: “Winning gold was pretty rad, especially at Dew Tour. Its an invite only competition, and there are no categories. They only invite the top adaptive

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  • Ken and Vera celebrate 75 years of marriage

    Ken and Vera at the Town hall
    24 February 2020

    In January, Blesma Member Kenneth Foster (97) and his wife Vera (92) celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, in his Parlour at the Sheffield Town Hall. Blesma organised the event to commemorate the loving couple’s diamond wedding anniversary. The occasion was made particularly poignant as the couple were unable to have a honeymoon following their wedding, due to the events of WW2. In attendance was Capt. Malcolm Birkett MBE of Burma Coy, who presented a Regimental cap badge plaque to acknowledge

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