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  • "It's just built in me to help others" Says Victor

    Victor
    8 August 2020

    An injured veteran is helping Devon and Cornwall residents during COVID-19 lockdown by delivering emergency food supplies. Victor Boumonte and his Frontline Veterans Support team are working alongside Devon and Cornwall Food Action, a charity that supplies food in emergency situations, to deliver essential supplies to those in need. “We’ve supported thousands of people so far,” said former soldier Victor, who served with the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment for seven years. “People are often in tears when we turn up and are always so thankful for the help. We’ve had th

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  • Making Generation R wraps up another Fantastic season

    MGR At Home
    5 August 2020

    As Making Generation R’s 2019/20 programme draws to a close, join us in looking back at some of the many highlights from the past year! Making Generation R this year saw 15 new Blesma Members taking part in storytelling training, and 43 Members returned to the programme, continuing to inspire resilience in 89 schools across the count

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  • Blesma's Annual Charity Golf day was a safe success

    Matt woolard golfing
    4 August 2020

    Following months of cancelled events due to the COVID-19 Crisis, and with a close eye on the current government advice on outdoor activities, it was decided that the Annual Blesma Golf Day could go ahead for 2020 at the prestigious Thorndon Hall Golf Club in Brentwood. It would prove to be unlike any previous Blesma Golf event, with Anti-Bacterial gel being passed to each participant in their goodie bags, along with their snacks and water, and the Blesma Staff donning masks and gloves as they marked people in at the registration desk. However ultimately the day woul

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  • Blesma Member and Support Officer Paul Findlay is riding for 48 hours for Blesma and the NHS

    Paul at home with his Daughters
    1 August 2020

    Paul Findlay is all set to take on a 48-hour cycling challenge for NHS Heroes and War Veterans. Former Royal Signals Corporal, Blesma Member and Support officer Paul Findlay is attempting a two-day cycling challenge this weekend, starting on Saturday at 8am. Taking inspiration and motivation from Captain Tom Moore and five-year-old double amputee Tony Hudgell, who both raised millions for the NHS, Paul will be raising funds for the NHS Charities together and Blesma, both of which have been instrumental in his recovery. In 2009 Paul was deployed to Af

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