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  • Wali Noori lost his sight in an IED blast whilst working as an interpreter in Afghanistan. Then he discovered Blesma.

    2 January 2024

    WALI NOORI FEARED WHAT LIFE HELD IN STORE FOR HIM WHEN HE LOST HIS SIGHT WORKING AS AN INTERPRETER IN HELMAND. THEN HE MET HIS WIFE, MOVED TO THE UK AND BECAME A BLESMA MEMBER. Wali Noori is an Afghan national who worked as an interpreter and cultural adviser for the British Army during the war in Afghanistan. He was blinded by an IED blast in 2009 and was relocated to the UK in 2016. He became a Blesma Member in 2022 and, earlier this year, represented the UK at the Invictus Games, where he won four gold medals.

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  • A Heartfelt Thank You from Blesma for a Memorable Christmas Carol Service at Chelmsford Cathedral

    14 December 2023

    As we look back on the festive evening of December 12th, 2023, our hearts are filled with gratitude. The Christmas Carol Service at Chelmsford Cathedral, hosted by Blesma, was not just an event, but a celebration of local community, music, and the festive spirit.

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  • Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

    Big Give Christmas Challenge
    28 November 2023

    The annual Big Give Christmas Challenge is back for another year, and we've already smashed our fundraising target of £30,800 – thanks to supporters like YOU! If you missed out on making a donation – don't worry. Our Big Give campaign is still running until midday 5th December. Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference.   Help us reach our target >  Matched Donations Will Support Bl

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  • Hari Budha Magar's Journey to the Top of the World

    16 October 2023

    Hari Budha Magar was severely wounded by a bomb blast in Afghanistan that left him fighting for his life. This is his story... Tell us a bit about your childhood... I was born in a very remote part of Nepal, so joining the British Army was a way out. The selection was tough, but I was lucky to be one of the 230 chosen from 10,000 applicants. I was 19 years old and very proud. It was a big honour and a chance for me to build a better life. How were you injured? I wa

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