Blesma are delighted to announce that our Christmas Carol Concert will be taking place between 1.30-3.30pm on Thursday 5th December 2019 at Chelmsford Cathedral.
What the event includes
This enchanting celebration will be held in the beautiful setting of Chelmsford Cathedral. Guests will enjoy beautiful music from Soprano Alicia Lowes, Felsted school Choir and The St. Albans Male Singing group. There will also be talks from Blesma Members. The audience will be led by the Reverend Canon Ivor Moody. Following the musical celebrations, there will be complimentary mulled wine and mince pies.
Where the money raised will go
The Christmas Carol Concert will be free to attend. For those who wish to donate there will be a collection. All money raised will help support our injured and limbless Veterans to live fulfilling and independent lives.
|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|
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.
|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 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.
|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 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.
|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|
|Heel Touches||30 Seconds|
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.
|Press Ups||10 Reps||Repeat set 5 times|
|Squats||10 Reps||as quickly as possible|
|V – Ups||10 Reps||and record your time.|
|Sit Ups||10 Reps|
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.
|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|
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.