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  • Boots on. It’s Blesma Week 2019!

    Boots on. It’s Blesma Week 2019!
    5 March 2019

    Blesma’s annual national week of fundraising is happening May 20-26. Blesma Week 2019 is all about raising awareness of who we are and what we do. This is the first Blesma Week where our Outreach Officers are able to join forces with our Fundraising and Communications teams to help spread the word in each of our nine regions.  With the support of our Members and volunteers ‘out on the ground’ during the Week too,  we hope to raise Blesma’s profile all over the nation!   Blesma Outreach Officers are busy organising a range of different activities that they will be running during t

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  • Blesma sail tall ship to Jersey

    Blesma sail tall ship to Jersey
    15 December 2018

    To commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI an all Blesma crew sailed an adapted tall ship to Jersey and France in August on a rewarding adventure. Meet the crew who set sail on this landmark activity...

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  • Blesma join forces with the Wounded Warrior Project for Soldier Ride

    Blesma join forces with the Wounded Warrior Project for Soldier Ride
    16 November 2018

    Blesma recently joined forces with veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project in the USA to take part in a 4 day cycle across New York City and Long Island. Blesma Member Alec Beer who lost his leg in Northern Ireland tells his experience.   "Thank you for your service sir!” Turning around to look into the earnest faces of two children, thanking them in return, I continued with my lunch. I was one of six Blesma Members and 50 or so American ex-Service men and women taking part in the Wounded Warrior Project’s threeday cycling event through New York a

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  • Remembrance Day "Still the most important day of the year"

    Remembrance Day "Still the most important day of the year"
    2 November 2018

    The only thing Jonny Holloway ever wanted to do was be a soldier. It transformed his life for the better and then, one day, it tragically changed his life for the worse. “Waiting for my 12th birthday, so I could join the Army Cadets, felt like forever but it was definitely worth it! I loved it and, five years later, in August 2009, I joined the Army. I was just 17 years old. “In 2013, I deployed on my first tour of Afghanistan. It was one of the last for British Forces, and I was tasked with defending other troops who were closing down the camps and bases. “I

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