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  • Making Generation R Webinars

    Matt Armitage
    1 July 2020

    Following the success of Making Generation R’s latest online activities, Blesma are pleased to announce the launch of Digital Talks which will be available for free to all First responders, Frontline service workers and UK Organisations As with the live Making Generation R sessions, delivered and designed by The Drive project, the aim of the webinars remains to inspire and motivate. Each Resilience Webinar will feature an injured veteran who will share their impactful and affirming experience of life-changing injury and the journey to overcoming physical devastation

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  • Connecting on Armed Forces Day

    A salute to our Forces
    30 June 2020

    Though Armed Forces Day 2020 was unlike any other, separation did not dampen the spirits of Blesma’s staff and Membership. Members from across the South west and London and the South East came together online in their respective groups to enjoy tea and cake and  rather challenging but exceptionally well-presented quizzes, courtesy of BSO Steve Fraser and Outreach Officer Sarah Payne and BSO Paul Findlay and Outreach officer Jess Linge respectively.   The first online gathering of the day was the South West’s region commencing with the most important question

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  • Game on For Blesma raises £1000 with inaugural Gameathon

    Callum Brown
    29 June 2020

    The first Game on for Blesma Challenge has now been completed, as Callum Walker aka DustMonkeyGames has managed to raise an incredible £1000 by Live streaming video games for 24hours! Starting at 5pm on Saturday and playing right through until 5pm Sunday, Callum is the first gamer to live stream his video gaming to support the Association. Callum said: “In 2018 I became paralysed in my right leg below the knee. For the first time in my life, I had an insight into daily life with a disability due to the hazards of life." “I have alway

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  • Armed Forces Day 2020

    Armed Forces Day Banner
    27 June 2020

    Armed Forces Day is a chance for everyone in the UK to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Though the situation with Covid-19 has meant that the many events which normally mark Armed Forces Day have now been cancelled, there are still many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved. Blesma has put together an at-home schedule of activities, which may give you some ideas on how you

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