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Latest news from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


  • Blesma Skibob Rehabilitation event 2014

    25 March 2014

    Never heard of Ski-Biking? It’s like a mountain bike with skis on: easy to learn, difficult to master, and it puts amputees on a level playing field with the able bodied.  Held in Austria amongst the spectacular Tirol Mountains, Blesma has been running Ski-Biking Courses for Members for over 25 years.  It’s so popular; most of

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  • Touchwood Charms

    18 February 2014

    London-based Entrepreneur Mr Henry Brandon created the ‘Touch Wud’ (as they were known at the time) charm as a good luck token for families, partners and soldiers during World War One. Blesma is proud to have joined hands with Susie Randle along with her business partner Pete Boylan and jewellery designer and silversmith Tess Blenkinsop, who has created the ‘Touch Wood Charm’ – a beautiful replica of the original charms created by Henry Brandon during the First World War. If you choose Blesma as your chosen charity, 10% of the gross profits on that purchase will come to us.

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  • Veterans’ Transition Review

    12 February 2014

    Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC published the Veterans’ Transition Review yesterday, his report examined the transition of Armed Forces personnel from their military careers to civilian life at the end of their service. The independent Review has consulted widely with the Armed Forces, the MOD and other government bodies, industry and the Third Sector, and has heard directly from hundreds of Service Leavers about their experience of transition. Ian Waller, Acting Chief Executive for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans was invited to the review and welcomed the report.

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  • Christmas Card Competition

    7 February 2014

    We are pleased to announce that the winner of this years competetion is Mrs G Lambert from Weybridge.  The winning design will go on sale this holiday season with all proceeds going to Blesma.  Thank you to everyone that designed a Christmas Card for our limbless veterans!

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