Security Training Manager Simon will run the Virgin London Marathon for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans
9 April 2013
Simon Whitelaw, 44, from Wrexham will run the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 21 April 2013 to raise money for a London-based social welfare charity.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless serving and ex service men and women, their widows and dependants. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.
Simon who is a Security Training Manager with G4S and says: “Though lucky enough to have my arms and legs, I have known the traumatic experience of losing limbs from very close quarters. A couple of my friends are ex-servicemen have not been as lucky. I have a deep understanding of what Blesma has done to rebuild their confidence by way of its invaluable rehabilitation programme. Blesma, The Limbless Veterans deserves every bit of my dedication and I am delighted to be supporting such a worthy cause.”
Kerry Hudson, Senior Fundraising Executive at Blesma says: “The Virgin London Marathon is a key event on the fundraising calendar and I am continually impressed by our runners’ hard work fundraising and training through the long winter months. The money raised is invaluable to our work and goes a very long way to supporting our war veterans lead fulfilling lives.”
To support Simon in this endeavour, please visit www.justgiving.com/Simon-Whitelaw
For more information on Blesma, The Limbless Veterans visit www.blesma.org
Notes to Editor
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless serving and ex service men and women, their widows and dependants.
It is a membership organisation which helps wounded service men and women rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Their membership includes those who have lost the use of a limb, an eye or the sight of an eye.
Blesma was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932. Blesma today has over 4000 Members and widows. The membership consists of men and women who have served during the Second World War and the many subsequent conflicts and peacekeeping operations since, including the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.Back to News