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Team about to set off for epic 100 Peaks Challenge

On the 23rd of May, the 100 Peaks Challenge, an epic 25-day trek across 100 peaks of the British Isles, will get underway, aiming to raise £100,000 for both ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Support Our Paras in the process.

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Lloydy (left) and his brother, Karl.
The 100 Peaks Challenge was created by Karl Rushen, a supporter of both charities, who has already raised several thousand pounds for many military causes.

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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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AFF Research Symposium: secure your place

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is to host a Research Symposium on Monday 5 June, following the success of their first symposium back in 2015.

The event, a collaboration between academics, subject matter experts, AFF and the MOD, will focus on the issues Army families face with the aim of further research being developed and a better understanding of this cohort.

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Bear Grylls celebrates 10 years of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity with a competition to win an exclusive once in a lifetime experience

International adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls is offering two lucky fans the opportunity of a lifetime to help mark the 10th birthday of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The competition winner and a friend will take part in an official Bear Grylls Survival Course in Wales, catching wild game and foraging for food, learning core survival skills and sleeping out under the stars in a shelter they have built themselves.

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Invictus Games athlete takes on London Marathon in aid of Military Charities

Luke Delahunty, 44, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire is taking on the London Marathon to give back to three charities that have helped him after injury; Blesma, the Limbless Veterans, Help for Heroes and RAF Benevolent Fund.

On 3rd October 1996, Luke was serving in the RAF when he was involved in a road traffic accident. The accident resulted in Luke being paralysed from the chest down.

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RAF pair take on London Marathon to support wounded veterans

Two RAF personnel are taking on the London Marathon to support Military Charity, Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.

Sergeant Dai Smoldon, 44, from Watton, Norfolk and Corporal Dickie Baker, 28, from Upton, Norfolk are taking on the 26.2 mile challenge after hearing about Blesma’s work through a friend who has benefited from their support.

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