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Press Releases 20 November 2019

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans Holds Christmas Carol service in Chelmsford

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is thrilled to kick off the festive season with a Christmas Carol Service on 5th December and they want the local community to join them.

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is a national charity which supports all limbless and injured servicemen and women, for life. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932. In September 2019, Blesma relocated to modern, accessible premises in Chelmsford. As such they are holding a Christmas Carol service in order to welcome the local community and make them aware of the fantastic work Blesma does.

The festive celebration, which is sponsored by AQ Branding, will take place on Thursday 5th of December, from 13:30 to 15:30 at Chelmsford Cathedral. Guests will enjoy music from exceptional performers, such as Soprano Alicia Lowes, The Felsted School Senior Chapel Choir and The St. Albans Male Singing group.

The Revd. Canon Ivor Moody will lead the service and the Revd. Martyn Gough, Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy, will also be in attendance, offering his thoughts and prayers.

Blesma’s Interim Chief Executive Ian Waller said: “We are really looking forward to holding our first Carol Service here in Chelmsford. The local community have been fantastically welcoming, and we do hope that our new friends, neighbours and local people will join the Blesma family at the start of this Christmas Season.”

Following the service, all guests will be invited to enjoy Mince Pies and Festive drinks. There will be something for the whole family.

Tickets are free to all those wishing to attend, though places should be booked in advance through the Blesma website at



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