To mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, our intrepid team of six will kayak across the English Channel in three 2-person kayaks to reach Normandy in under 24 hours.Read more
Veterans who’ve been injured and public figures have come together to share their stories of the tragedies and obstacles they’ve faced and discuss how they’ve moved forward to lead happy and fulfilled lives.Read more
A classical sculpture of the UK’s first triple amputee from the Afghanistan War and Invictus Games champion Mark Ormrod is currently touring corporate buildings in London before culminating in an auction to raise thousands of pounds for military charities, The Royal Marines Charity and Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.Read more
Specialists from leading security and intelligence consultancy, Blackstone Consultancy, will be taking part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride this weekend to raise funds for Blesma, a charity dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life changing injury.Read more
Pioneering research has revealed that a radical new approach could improve the lives of ex-Service personnel and their families and create significant savings across the NHS.
Findings from a groundbreaking report released today (Monday, June 11), identify the need for changes in the way support is given to people with limb loss, their families and carers.
The challenge of coping with the physical and mental aspects of caring can put a tremendous strain on the family unit and they may feel lost and unsupported, the study highlights.
The project commissioned by Blesma and funded by The Forces in Mind Trust was undertaken by the Veterans and Families Institute for Military Research at Anglia Ruskin University.Read more
This year’s Inter-Services T20 cricket tournament has chosen Blesma, The Limbless Veterans as its benefiting charity for the second year running.
The round-robin between the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force will take place at Lord’s in London on Thursday 14 June with the gates opening at 9am and the first match starting an hour later with former Corporal Gam Gurung, who lost his arm while serving with the Royal Gurkha Rifles, doing the coin toss. Play is expected to last until around 7.15pm.Read more
A former Para, who lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan, is taking on the Nuclear Rush this May to support Military Charity Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.
Michael Lewis, 34, from Northampton, will battle a 7k muddy obstacle course at Nuclear Races, Brentwood to say thanks for the help Blesma provided him after he lost his right leg.
In 2008, Michael was serving with 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan, when Michael and his platoon were engaged by the Taliban and during an intense fire-fight Michael was hit by friendly fire in his right leg, left knee, left arm and helmet. The blast led to the amputation of Michael’s right leg below the knee and he has lost some of the use in his left arm.Read more
A military charity that supports veterans and serving personnel who have lost limbs, or the use of limbs, are looking for people across the UK to sign up to Blesma Week and hold a fundraising event in their local area.
Blesma Week kicks off on Monday 28 May and will include two bucket collections at Canary Wharf and Kings Cross Underground stations. During the week of fundraising and awareness-raising, communities and companies all over the UK (and even overseas) are encouraged to get involved in a Blesma event or organise their own fundraising activity.Read more