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  • Blesma at Home workout (Seated Session 3)

    Gregg Stevenson
    26 June 2020

    Gregg Stevenson has devised a weekly home workout especially for his fellow Members, to help us keep our mind and bodies healthy during lock-down. "My name is Gregg and I am a Blesma Member that works at SMRC Preston (the prosthetics centre gym). We focus on the benefits that strength, fitness and mobility can bring to amputees and wheelchair users. I intend to develop several fitness sessions for you to try at home, with minimal equipment. I have been inspired by other Blesma Members, cracking on at this difficult time, and feel it would be beneficial for us all to

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  • Coronavirus information for Blesma Members

    Blesma logo
    24 June 2020

    The outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19 in the UK, and globally is deeply concerning. As the pandemic develops Blesma is taking daily account of the situation and the governmental measures relating to it.  Our absolute first concern is to the health and wellbeing of our Members and staff and we are continually reviewing how we deliver our services to ensure this is the case. INFORMATION FOR OUR MEMBERS Please know that Blesma will continue to support its Members in all the ways it can. Ours is an Association founded

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  • Game On for Blesma

    Video Games
    11 June 2020

    Dear Gamers, Today we have launched 'Game On For Blesma', a brand new way to support Blesma from home, simply by playing your favourite games. If you are an online gamer, a novice gamer, or just looking for a different way to support Blesma, you can now join us in getting your Game on!  Simply create your own challenge, set a date and stream your game online.  You can pick any game and any challenge you like; you will find ideas and inspiration on our website. As well as a fundraising opportu

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  • Dunkirk 80: Remembering Bert Evans

    Bert evans alongside a Wormhoudt Memorial
    31 May 2020

    Blesma Member Bert Evans, who died in 2013 aged 92, was one of the last survivors of the massacre at Wormhoudt, near the Franco-Belgian border, during the withdraw to Dunkirk 80 years ago this year.  Bert was serving with D Company 2nd Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (2 Royal Warwicks) which, on 19 May 1940, came under a devastating air attack near Tournai, suffering many casualties.    A week later the Royal Warwicks were ordered to hold the village of Wormhoudt to buy time for the evacuation of thousands of soldiers of the

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