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Amputee veteran to take on 87-mile cycle challenge for fellow wounded veterans

Brian Chapman is taking on the Hadrian’s wall cycle challenge to raise money for Military Charity Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.

Brian, 54, from Newark, served as an Army Sniper instructor in the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment. A motorbike accident seven years ago, which Brian cannot recall, led to Brian having to have his right leg amputated.”

Last year Brian climbed Mount Snowdon with his daughter to support the charity and not content with challenging himself just the once, he wanted to complete another.

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Double amputee veteran to reattempt Matterhorn climb

A double amputee Army veteran is again attempting to summit one of the deadliest mountains in the world

Neil Heritage, 36, from Dorset, is set to climb the Matterhorn next month in his second attempt to summit the mountain. If Neil and his team reach the summit, he will be the first double above knee amputee to complete the challenge.

The former corporal, who was injured by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004, attempted the climb last year but had to make the decision to turn back.

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Prosthetic company Opcare raising money for limbless veterans’ charity with 145-mile bike ride

Employees of prosthetic provider Opcare will be completing a variety of cycling challenges on Friday 9 June to raise money for military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.

The route options vary from just over 20 miles around Richmond Park in south west London, to the most gruelling challenge of cycling from Roehampton Limb Centre, London to the company’s head office in Birmingham 145 miles away in just one day. Some riders will join for the final 14-mile loop around Birmingham.

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#VoteCricket – Inter-Services Twenty20 Cricket Tournament – 8th June at Lord’s

First held in 2005 at the Army Cricket Ground at Aldershot, this is the 8th year that the Inter Services T20 has been hosted by the MCC at Lord’s. Each of the armed forces senior XIs plays two TWENTY20 games during the single day tournament.

The Inter Services Twenty20 (IST20) Tournament is a triangular competition between the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force senior XI sides and is fiercely competed. Order your tickets today and come and join us for what promises to be an exciting day at the home of cricket supporting your colleagues, friends, family and armed forces.

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Local studio support wounded veteran photography competition

Members of limbless veterans’ charity Blesma have been encouraged to submit images taken on anything from a mobile phone to a professional DSLR to a local professional photography studio for the chance to have their images displayed to the public.

The entries were judged by Chief Executive of Blesma, Barry Le Grys MBE, and head photographer at Verdi Studios, Kirsty Verdi.

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

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.

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