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Iraq War Veteran takes on Nuclear Races for Military Charity

hannah-campbellAn Iraq War Veteran is set to battle a gruelling muddy obstacle race for Military Charity

Hannah Campbell, who was injured whilst serving in Iraq, is taking on the Nuclear Races this May to help raise awareness for Military Charity, Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.

Blesma are partnering with Nuclear Races in Brentwood for their award winning fun, tough and gritty obstacle race on 13 May. With a Blesma dedicated wave at 12:40 and 500 places to fill, wounded Veterans are asking you to take part alongside them to complete this gruelling 7k race.

“Blesma does great things to help me and other wounded veterans,” said Hannah, 33, from Millom, Cumbria. “They played a key role whilst I was at Headley court and in my rehabilitation. I wanted to do this to give something back.”

In 2007, Hannah was serving in Iraq with 19 Tank Transporter Squadron when a mortar bomb hit the building she was guarding. Hannah’s left leg was shattered, left hand was split in two and she was blinded in one eye. Shrapnel also caused injuries to her face and body.

Despite doctors telling her she would never be able to have another brother or sister for her daughter Milly, Hannah now has another daughter, Lexi-River.

hannahAs a result of the traumatic incident, Hannah also suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, something the nation watched when she entered Bear Grylls, The Island last year.

“The last challenge I did was the London Marathon in 2012 and I’ve had a baby since then! I’m quite nervous as I’m not sure what I’ve let myself in for!”

For more information or to sign up, please contact the Fundraising team on 0208 548 7089 or email Fundraising@blesma.org. Alternatively you can join the Blesma wave at 12:40 on the website at: https://blesma.org/support-us/find-an-event/extreme-events/nuclear-rush/

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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Notes to Editor

Hi-res images can be downloaded from the links below:

Hannah – http://blesma.org/media/440066/hannah-campbell.jpg

Hannah with eldest daughter – http://blesma.org/media/440067/hannah.jpg


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

Jessica Mackinnon, In-house journalist, E: ihj@blesma.orgT: 020 8590 1124, W: www.blesma.orgENDS

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