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Blesma, The Limbless Veterans chosen as Inter-services T20 cricket charity for Lords showdown

Inter Services Cricket 20 Tournament held at Lord's cricket ground in London.

Inter Services Cricket 20 Tournament held at Lord’s cricket ground in London.

Military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans are very proud to announce that they will be the Inter-services T20 Cricket charity of the year for this year’s tournament.

The round-robin series between the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force will be held on Thursday 08 June at Lords Cricket Ground in north London.

Lieutenant Commander Grant Kelly, who works in Communications Strategy for Joint Forces Command and runs the marketing for the UK Armed Forces Cricket Association says: “We are delighted to be working with Blesma for the next two years, starting with this year’s T20 tournament. After meeting some of the Blesma Members we knew this was a charity we wanted to support.”

Tickets are available to buy online at https://tickets.lords.org, over the phone by calling 0207 432 1000 or can be bought at the gate on the day. They are priced at just £17 for adults, £8.50 for the over 65s and £5 for under-16s.

Gates open at 9am with the first match starting at 10am. Play is expected to last until around 7.15pm.

Zanika Fearon, Community & Events Manager at Blesma, says: “We are really excited to have been chosen as the beneficial charity of the tournament for this year and next. Our Members and volunteers are looking forward to a great day of cricket and collecting donations! Thank you to the Ministry of Defence for their support.”

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless service men and women, their widows and dependants. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.

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About Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless serving and ex-service men and women, their widows and dependants.  It is a membership organisation which helps wounded service men and women rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Their membership includes those who have lost the use of a limb, an eye or the sight of an eye.

Blesma was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.  Blesma today has around 3,500 Members and widows. The membership consists of men and women who have served during the Second World War and the many subsequent conflicts and peacekeeping operations since, including the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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For further information on Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, contact

Bryony Stevens, Media and Communications Officer, E: mediasupport@blesma.orgT: 020 8590 1124, W: www.blesma.org

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