Take part in our annual BIG fundraising week and support our wounded veterans.
Get Involved With Blesma Week
Blesma Week is a national week of fundraising and awareness-raising which takes place between May 28 - June 3 where communities and companies all over the UK (and even overseas!) get involved by joining Blesma challenge events or organising their own fundraising activities.
Now in its 5th year, Blesma Week 2018 is set to be the biggest and best to date.
We could not carry out our vital work supporting injured veterans and their families without the incredible help of our fundraisers who organise fun Blesma Week events in their homes, back gardens and work places up and down the country!
There are so many ways you can get involved! So why not grab some friends and host your own event?
Blesma Week Fundraising Ideas
- Host a bake sale
- BBQ for Blesma
- Volunteer at one of our bucket collections
- Take part in the Blesma 100 Cycle
- Workplace Fundraising
- The 100for100 Challenge
- Blesma Week Quiz
- Enter the Grand Prize Draw
- School Fundraising
- Feeling creative? Why not do your own thing?
Get Your Free Blesma Week Fundraising Pack
Blesma Week 2018
- Many ways you can get involved!
- UK wide
- Get your work or school fundraising
- 28th May - 3rd June
See all the ways you can get involved in Blesma Week..
Host a bake sale – Dust off your apron and rally your friends, colleagues or family to bake and sell a slice of something nice!
BBQ for Blesma - Stick the barbie on, invite your friends, workmates, neighbours and family and get together for an afternoon of fun. Throw in a few games and some music and it will be a backyard festival.
Blesma 100 -The cycle will take place on Saturday 26th May 2018 and will see riders from all abilities tackle the 100 mile route through the picturesque Vale of York. Sign up here
Volunteer at one of our bucket collections - We are looking for helpers to support us at two Transport for London Station collections, can you spare a few hours? Canary Wharf – Wed 30 May or Kings Cross – Fri 1 June. Find out more here
Workplace Fundraising - Are your colleagues up for a bit of fun? Could you dress up, dress down, dress crazy? Swap your work clothes for something more interesting? Which department can raise the most?
The 100for100 Challenge - 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War that lead to the creation of Blesma. To mark this anniversary, we are launching the #100for100 in Blesma Week , find out more here
Blesma Week Quiz - Rack your brains with the Blesma Week Quiz. A £50 cash prize will be awarded to the entry with the most correct answers! The question sheet costs £1. To get yours please email email@example.com
Enter the Grand Prize Draw - Tickets are just £1 and the first prize is £1,000. Last year the Draw raised more than £10,000 and with your help we can do even better this year. See more here
School Fundraising - Get creative, get baking or have a dress down day! If you would like to nominate a school to get involved during Blesma Week we would love to hear from you.
Feeling creative? Why not do your own thing? - A cocktail evening, board game marathon, a dress down day, a pamper event – anything goes! The challenge can be whatever you fancy, and we’d love to hear about it!
Your Support Matters
We are the only national Service charity that supports limbless veterans for life, offering financial and emotional support to them and their families. Rehabilitation, advocacy, counselling and care are the foundations of what we do.
We don’t receive any government funding, so we are only able to help our injured ex-Service men and women because of the kindness of people like you.
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."
Last year alone we supported over 3,000 limbless veterans.
- Just £10 could help to pay for a dedicated Support Officer to visit an amputee like Matt and give him much needed emotional support.
- Just £100 could help to pay for home adaptations that would help an amputee like Matt get back into their own home and live independently once again.
- Just £150 would help pay for Blesma families to have a weekend away so amputees like Matt can spend some quality time with their partners, families, and loved ones.
To find out more about how to get involved and to request your very own pack full of tips and ideas to help you make the most of Blesma Week, contact our Fundraising Team.
Tel: 020 8548 7089