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Latest news from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


  • International Friendship day: Maureen and Margaret's story

    Seniors Week Maureen and Margaret
    30 July 2022

    It's The International Day of Friendship!  

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  • Limb Centres, Blesma and you

    Limb Centres
    29 July 2022

    The Association is on a mission to help NHS Limb centres understand the unique challenges faced by Military Amputees. Limb Centres are crucial to the wellbeing of every amputee. They are run both by the NHS directly and by third party service providers who offer care on behalf of the NHS. The partnership between these organisations, the NHS and Blesma is vital in ensuring veterans receive the care they need. Brian Chenier, Blesma’s Support Officer (Prosthetics), is the main link between the Limb Centres and the Association. He is undertaking a series of visi

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  • Blesma Members get their Game on at Insomnia

    Insomnia Festival
    21 July 2022

    Injured Veterans visit Insomnia Gaming Festival! In April, Blesma’s newly launched official Esports Team, ‘The Blesma Legends’ got the chance to meet up in person and compete in their debut outing at Birmingham’s legendary Gaming Festival – Insomnia Many guests of Insomnia Festival’s ‘Bring Your Own Computer’ LAN party (BYOC) bought with them their own computers and consoles, from the latest PlayStations to personalised gaming PCs. While connected to the LAN, the gamers are part of one vast network and could be playing matches against anyone in the room. Within t

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  • Barefoot feat of endurance for Craig on 96-mile walk

    Craig Curtis
    15 July 2022

    A former Sapper is walking 96 miles barefoot across the West Highland Way to raise funds for Blesma. Craig Curtis will walk from Milngavie, north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands in a linear long-distance route, with an element of hill walking. The Royal Engineer turned personal trainer from Lanarks is currently “preparing his feet” for the tough terrain ahead. The 36-year-old said: “I’m currently just getting my feet into the swing of things by wearing vivo barefoot shoes to help my feet adapt to feeling everything on the ground

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