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Press Releases 13 September 2018

Security Specialists Take On Gruelling London To Brighton Cycle Ride For Blesma

Specialists from leading security and intelligence consultancy, Blackstone Consultancy, will be taking part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride this weekend to raise funds for Blesma, a charity dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing injuries.

The epic challenge covers 54 miles from South London to Madeira Drive on the Brighton seafront. Once the team are out of London they will race along quiet country lanes, passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath, before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs. This is where the team, consisting of 11 riders, mostly enthusiastic amateurs with little riding experience, will be rewarded with amazing views before the last few miles onto Brighton seafront.

The team has so far raised over £9,000 for Blesma and is on track to reach its target of an impressive £11,000 - and it’s not too late to show your support, says Blackstone Consultancy Managing Director, Simon Giddins.

Blackstone Consultancy’s team of private security and intelligence specialists operate worldwide from capital cities to some of the world’s most notorious trouble spots. The firm’s services have been developed following years of military and law enforcement experience - the team has worked at the highest levels of the intelligence community and in the private security industry. As many of the specialists are ex-military themselves, they can easily adapt to serious physical and mental challenges.

Simon commented: “We are proud to be supporting Blesma, a charity that gives back to wounded service members, many of whom will require care and support for the rest of their lives, long after the establishment and media have moved on.

“Having the power to improve the lives of others is to many people a privilege and one that comes with its own sense of obligation. Acting on these powerful feelings of responsibility is a great way to reinforce our own values and feel like we’re living in a way that is true to our ethical beliefs. Many of us also witnessed the visible damage inflicted on those who served in the form of broken bodies and missing limbs (as well as those psychological injuries that remain unseen), phrases previously restricted to military vocabulary such as ‘IED’ and roadside bomb’ have defined our military generation. So, it felt only right to start with a military charity.”

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Since 1932, they are the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives.

Blesma Operations Director, Ian Waller praised the team’s efforts, commenting: “We are very grateful for the continuing support of Blackstone Consultancy. The money they raise through their hard work training and fundraising for our Members will enable us to help veterans with life-changing injuries to rebuild their lives and not have to face limb loss alone. A big thank you to the Blackstone team!”

For more information, please visit: http://blackstoneconsultancy.com/ or check out the firm’s official LinkedIn and Twitter feeds for training updates. To sponsor Team Blackstone Consultancy ahead of the upcoming cycle ride, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/blackstone-consultancy-ltd 

 

Issued by JellyRock PR on behalf of Blackstone Consultancy.

If you have any queries or would like to get in touch for further information, please contact Caitlin Smith on 07525491990 or caitlin@jellyrockpr.com.

Notes to editors:

Photo of Blackstone Managing Director Simon Giddins (L) and Operations Manager Harry Chenevix-Trench (R): 

 

About Blackstone Consultancy

Blackstone Consultancy provides individuals and companies with bespoke, discreet and exceptionally vigilant security arrangements. Whilst London-based, the firm’s clients are located throughout the UK, as well as far afield as Moscow, LA, Cape Town and Doha. Its team of private security and intelligence specialists operate worldwide from capital cities to some of the world’s most notorious trouble spots.

Blackstone Consultancy’s ‘protective surveillance’ services are personal and reassuring, yet measures are also taken to ensure they are unobtrusive and inconspicuous. The firm’s services have been developed following years of military and law enforcement experience - the team has worked at the highest levels of the intelligence community and in the private security industry.

The firm’s tailored private services include, but are not limited to: personal protection, building safety, asset security, reputation protection, surveillance and investigations. More info can be found at: http://blackstoneconsultancy.com

The Spear’s 500 guide 2018 recognises Blackstone Consultancy as one of the very best security and intelligence providers for private clients.

Blackstone Consultancy editorial for further information on the London to Brighton cycle ride:

Get involved in charity – we need your support: https://blackstoneconsultancy.com/blesma/

 

About Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.  Blesma is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight. We support these men and women and their families in their communities throughout the UK and overseas.

Since 1932, we have been the only national Service charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives; just as we are still caring for our surviving World War II veterans, we also look after those who have survived complex trauma injuries through recent conflicts, accidents or illness, and will need our specialised support as they face the long journey ahead. Blesma aims to ensure that all serving or ex-service men and women who have lost sight, limbs or the use of limbs can lead independent and fulfilling lives and will not be failed, forgotten or left behind.

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @Blesma and Facebook /blesma

For further information on Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, contact Lorna Dorrell at commsmgr@blesma.org