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Latest news from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

 

  • Thackray Medical Museum

    Thackray Medical Museum
    19 November 2013

    We have a great opportunity for Blesma Members to have a say in a new exhibition at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds that is due to open in August 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition will focus on the medical responses to, and advances from, injuries sustained in military service - mainly hearing loss, PTSD and limb loss. The museum would like to make contact with veterans who have lost a limb through military service to help them with both the c

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  • Remembrance Sunday

    Remembrance
    11 November 2013

    29 injured military veterans will march past the Cenotaph in the Remembrance Sunday Parade this weekend as part of the Blesma contingent

    The contingent this year will consist of a total of 29 Members - 23 on scooters or electric wheelchairs and 6 ‘walking wounded’. The ex-service men and women will be led by the Parade Commander Lt Col (Retd) Jerome Church; also Blesma Chief Executive and Member who lost his leg in Northern Ireland. Partners and carers of the Members will march behind them.

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  • Blesma Support Officers Training

    Blesma Support Officer Training
    1 November 2013

    A recent prosthetics awareness-raising session for Blesma Support Officers (BSO) at the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre in Preston on 16 – 17 October was a runaway success. It was suggested by the Trustees to bring our regional Support Officers up to a collective level of knowledge within prosthetics. Over the course of the first afternoon, Blesma staff were briefed by clinicians and then given a demonstration of the different casting techniques used in socket manufacture by a qualified prosthetist at the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre in Preston.

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  • SR UK 2013

    SR UK 2013
    22 October 2013

    SR UK saw Blesma Members and injured veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project in the United States come together for a week of cycling across south east England. The aim was to aid in the mental and physical rehabilitation of wounded military men and women while also promoting the work that both Blesma and the Wounded Warrior Project do. It was also a chance for the staff members from both organisations to meet and talk with their beneficiaries and to learn from each other.

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