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  • Vodafone UK support for armed forces community

    5 May 2015

    As part of their initiative “Giving Something Back”, Vodafone signed up to the “Corporate Covenant” – a voluntary pledge businesses make to show support for the Armed Forces Community.  As part of the initiative employees are encouraged to give 3 day’s volunteering a year to causes close to their hearts, to raise funds on behalf of forces and ex-forces charities and to join a Give As You Earn scheme. Staff at their Headquarters in Bracknell set the ball rolling there and invited the Association to come along and talk to their staff whilst at the same time raising funds through a Raf

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  • Bert Goddard, 1899-1971 – a personal recollection of a wartime amputee

    Bert Goddard
    29 April 2015

    Peter Goddard is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Liverpool. Blesma are currently working with the University on their 'Life and Limb' exhibition which looks at the impact of traumatic limb loss on soldiers of the American Civil War and the advances of prosthetics since then through the mediums of art, poetry, literature and photography along with original research. As a young child, one of the most distinctive features about my grandfather, Bert Goddard, was that he only had one leg.  So the prospect of the ‘Life and Limb’ exhibition calle

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  • Blesma AGM 2015

    27 April 2015

    The 2015 Blesma AGM will be held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA, on Thursday 25th June 2015, starting at 14.00hrs. The afternoon will commence with the brief constitutional element of our Annual General Meeting with an audience of Members, advisors, volunteers, supporters and ambassadors. We will be joined by our patron the Duke of Westminster. You will then have the opportunity to hear what our Members have achieved in the past year and Blesma plans for the future. Afternoon tea will follow at 15:15. All Members are most welcome - it is your Association.

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  • Hailsham College Students raise over £1,000 for Blesma

    Hailsham College Students raise over £1,000 for Blesma
    17 April 2015

    A group of students from Hailsham Community College organised a quiz and games night in aid of Blesma as part of their college course.   Around 90 people attended the event, which raised an incredible £1,116.43, including a very generous donation from Guaranteed Conveyancing Solutions.  Last week, Community Fundraiser Hana Goodman (pictured with teacher Simon Mills and the ev

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