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Join our Blesma Members and challenge yourself to one of their personalised Military circuits and raise money to support all our injured veterans.

Who we are and what we do?

Blesma is dedicated to assisting all serving and ex-Service men and women who have experienced loss of limb, the use of limbs, hearing, sight or speech during or after service. We support these men and women in their communities throughout the UK and overseas. We are the only Service charity that supports limbless veterans for life, offering financial and emotional support to them and their families. Rehabilitation, advocacy, counseling and care are the found foundations of what we do.

By joining Team Blesma and taking part in Boots On For Blesma you will help us provide this much needed support.  

What’s the challenge?

Complete one or more of our Blesma Members’ circuits on your own or as part of a team. Our circuits are tailored to all abilities and fitness levels so everyone can take part and push themselves while raising vital funds for  injured veterans

Fundraise and spread awareness

As you’re raising sponsorship don’t forget to shout about your amazing fundraising on social media. Remember why you have chosen to fundraise for Blesma and let people know why this cause is important to you. Can friends, family or colleagues help to spread the word about the event? Use the hashtag #BootsonforBlesma

Picking a circuit

There are 6 different circuits you could do. Selecting the right workout circuit is crucial for ensuring your event is a success. Whatever your workout always warm and cool down.

By fundraising for Blesma you’ll be transforming lives

Matt Weston was just 20 when he lost three limbs to a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

"All I remember is a flash, my ears ringing, and the sense of falling. I lost both my legs and my right arm below the elbow in the blast. My rehab has been long, slow and difficult. I was in intensive care for a while and was in hospital for three months, and I've just had my fiftieth operation."

"If my chair breaks and I can't repair it, Blesma will get it done. I was in a bad place after my injury but Blesma have been there for me, by my side from day one."

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Andy’s Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Squats 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Press Ups 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Sit Ups 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Star Jumps 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
On The Spot Jog 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Plank 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Andy Barlow

Andy Barlow

Fusilier Andy Barlow was injured in September 2006 while serving in Kajaki, Afghanistan. He lost his left leg above the knee. Since then, Andy has competed in Para Alpine skiing, been part of the first disabled sports programme set up by the British Military and now works as a Blesma Outreach Officer in the South.

Charmaine's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Chest Flys 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Tricep Kick Backs 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Over Head Tricep Dips 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Shoulder Press 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Sit Up / V Up 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Ab Crunches 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Charmaine Healy

Charmaine Healy

Charmaine suffered a life-changing injury that led to an amputation after serving with the Royal Signals in Afghanistan in 2010. Since then she has competed at the 2017 Invictus Games, winning Silver in Powerlifting, Silver in Sitting Volleyball and Bronze in Wheelchair Basketball. After a break from sport, Charmaine is focusing on her fitness once again with regular gym sessions.

Stephen's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Burpees 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Press Ups 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Sit Ups 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Lunge (Alternate Legs) 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Squat 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Shuttle Sprints 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Stephen Shine

Stephen Shine

Stephen lost his left leg in 2007 while on patrol with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment in Basra, Iraq. After rehab, Stephen threw himself into sport, taking part in skiing, scuba diving, water skiing and kayaking. Now he competes in CrossFit competitions and is working towards becoming a CrossFit coach.

Paul's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Press Ups 30 Seconds Repeat set 3 times
Ball Slams 30 Seconds with a 3 minute rest
Arm Front/Side Raises 30 Seconds between each set.
Shadow Boxing 30 Seconds  
Plank 30 Seconds  
Heel Touches 30 Seconds  
Paul Swain

Paul Swain

Paul lost his left arm below the elbow while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. Since then, Paul has represented Great Britain an impressive five times in golf at the prestigious Simpson Cup, has qualified as a personal trainer, appeared in major TV and film productions as an extra, climbed to the Everest basecamp and is now working on his own entrepreneurial projects for good causes.

Mark's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Press Ups 10 Reps Repeat set 5 times
Squats 10 Reps as quickly as possible
V – Ups 10 Reps and record your time.
Burpees 10 Reps  
Sit Ups 10 Reps  
Run 400 Meters  
Mark Ormrod

Mark Ormrod

Mark Ormrod was injured on Christmas Eve while serving with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan. He lost both his legs and an arm, making him the UK’s first triple amputee to survive the conflict. Today, Mark is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, a peak performance coach, an author, a father, a husband, an Invictus Games champion, a charity fundraiser and ambassador and a daily inspiration for thousands of people who follow him on social media.

Corie's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Jumping Jacks 1.5 Minutes Repeat 5 times.
Lunge Elbows to Ankles 20 Reps Rest for 30 seconds
Side Lunge into Squat 20 Reps between sets.
Wide Speed Skaters 20 Reps  
Crawl Outs 20 Reps  
Russian Baby Makers 20 Reps  
Corie Mapp

Corie Mapp

Former Lance Corporal Corie lost both his legs after he stepped on and detonated an IED while serving in Afghanistan. Corie has competed at the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Invictus Games and the Warrior Games. He now represents Great Britain in Para-Bobsleigh and was the 2018 world cup winner.

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Contact Us

For more information please contact the Fundraising team.
Tel: 020 8548 7089
Email: Fundraising@blesma.org