Military Charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans appoints new Chief Executive

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Bryant OBE as their next Chief Executive.

Jon joins the leading charity for severely injured Armed Forces personnel and veterans from his role as the Corps Colonel of the Army Air Corps, where he has delivered a wide range of support to serving personnel and veterans.

In a varied career Jon has served in the Commando, Airmobile and Air Assault brigades and led a variety of flying units in peace and on operations. As a Trustee and Charity Chair, Jon has intimate knowledge and experience of governance, fundraising and service delivery to beneficiaries, all of which Blesma feels will serve him well in his executive role with the Association.

Jon will succeed Barry Le Grys who moved on to head the Motability Charity in September.

In commenting on his appointment Jon Bryant said:

“It is a huge privilege and honour to be selected as the next Chief Executive of Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, a charity that is in the vanguard of helping our most injured Service people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.  I look forward to working with the whole Blesma team as they continue to deliver the bespoke help and support for Members that the charity is known for. I can’t wait to get started.”  

Jon will be joining the team in late March.


Notes to Editor

About Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.  Blesma is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight. We support these men and women and their families in their communities throughout the UK and overseas.

Since 1932, we have been the only national Service charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives; just as we are still caring for our surviving World War II veterans, we also look after those who have survived complex trauma injuries through recent conflicts, accidents or illness, and will need our specialised support as they face the long journey ahead. Blesma aims to ensure that all serving or ex-service men and women who have lost sight, limbs or the use of limbs can lead independent and fulfilling lives and will not be failed, forgotten or left behind.

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