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Opening of the RBLI Invictus and Victory Houses

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon gave a speech and officially opened Victory and Invictus Games Houses built by the Royal British Legion Industries.

Excerpt from Sir Michael Fallon’s speech:

It’s a huge pleasure to be here today to open these magnificent new apartments and meet their future occupants who I look forward to chatting to in a few minute’s time.

I remember standing across the road from here three years ago not long after I’d been appointed Defence Secretary. Back then there was nothing but a barren patch of land and set of ambitious plans.

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Blesma, The Limbless Veterans getting ready for ‘the City’s Finest Banquet’

The UK’s leading business security and resilience membership network, CSARN (City Security and Resilience Networks), is hosting a charity banquet to raise money for four charities, including Blesma.

The black-tie event is being held at the Honorable Artillery Company, whose stunning grounds are in the heart of London, on Thursday 21 September starting at 6.15pm.

The banquet itself has been created by renowned Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin of Ormer Jersey and Ormer Mayfair. Entertainment will be provided by Kev Orkian – one of the UK’s finest entertainers and an acclaimed comedy pianist.

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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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