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  • Making Generation R reaches 50,000 people

    Making Generation R reaches 50,000 people
    14 October 2019

    Making Generation R, an initiative by Blesma and social enterprise The Drive Project, has reached more than 50,000 young people since the birth of the programme in 2016. Making Generation R trains Blesma Members to take their powerful and inspiring life stories about overcoming adversity into schools to help teach pupils about everyday resilience. This learning allows the students to better cope with the stresses of growing up. In the 2018/19 school year, Blesma Members visited 182 schools, as well as educational, youth and first responder facilitie

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  • Blesma Members take on the high seas in Florida Scuba activity

    25 September 2019

    Corey Goodson is floating in a coral reef wonderland. It’s just over a year since the 19-year-old from Ipswich was left paraplegic after he was involved in a car accident during a week off from Phase Two training with the Royal Anglian Regiment. But that’s not on his mind right now. Eighteen metres below the surface, floating through the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys, he is marvelling at the rich marine life in front of his eyes. “It was so good, so beautiful down there that I find it hard to explain. I saw stingrays, barracudas, lobsters, and so

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  • Meet Lucy Dalgress- Blesma's new Regional Fundraising Manager

    Meet Lucy Dalgress- Blesma's new Regional Fundraising Manager
    23 September 2019

    Lucy Dalgress is settling into her new role as Regional Fundraising Manager. Lucy, who has previously worked for When You Wish Upon A Star, The National Autistic Society, and Parkinson’s UK, will focus on engaging with supporters and developing new networks and opportunities in the Midlands and the north of England. “I started fundraising at university, and became a volunteer coordinator at the University of Nottingham when I returned to my home city,” said Lucy, who now lives in Nottingham with her husband Josh. “I really wanted to find a role where I could make a difference. The f

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  • Blesma moves to Chelmsford

    Blesma Office
    20 September 2019

    Blesma, The Limbless Veterans will move into its new home 115 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0QT on Monday 23rd September, The move is the result of a lengthy review in which trustees of the charity concluded that the office in Chadwell Heath was no longer fit for purpose and it would be more cost effective in the long term, as well as being in the best interest of the Association, to purchase the more suitable and accessible building in the city of Chelmsford. Frankland Moore House of Chadwell Heath, which has been occupied by Blesma

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