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  • Where to find Blesma this Armed Forces Day 2019

    28 June 2019

    Armed Forces Day (Saturday 29th June 2019) is a great opportunity to celebrate our service personnel, veterans, reservists, cadets and all those who support them on duty and at home. As communities come together to celebrate the men and women who keep us safe around the clock and around the globe, there are more than 300 events taking place this weekend. This year's Armed Forces Day national event is being held in Salisbury with a whole weekend filled with spectacular events.

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  • Mind Over Matter make history at Race Across America 2019!

    27 June 2019

    This week, Mind Over Matter became the first British all-female wounded, injured and sick team to complete the World’s toughest bicycle race, the Race Across America. The team and support group together after training at Lee Valley Velodrome at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Founded and led by Major Sally Orange RAMC, Mind Over Matter consisted of eight riders with ages ranging from 33

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  • The Charles Russell Speechlys Omnathlon 2019

    26 June 2019

    The Charles Russell Speechlys Omnathlon was the biggest of four fundraising events put on by the company to raise money for Blesma so far in 2019. With Blesma becoming their charity of the year for 2019, the firm has pledged a full calendar of fundraising events and challenges to raise money for Blesma. Two brave sailors flying the flag for Blesma down the Thames Path. On the weekend starting 22nd of June 2019, Bl

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  • Blesma Member Martin Hewitt scales Everest

    31 May 2019

    Martin Hewitt lives by the Parachute Regiment's moto "Ready For Anything", so he prepared for Avalanches, Ice Storms, and Everest's death zone, the one thing he hadn't factored in was people.  Martin Hewitt (right) lost the use of his right arm when he was shot in Afghanistan. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that there are plenty of challenges to overcome when attempting to scale Mount Everest. There are p

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