Blesma is the leading charity for limbless veterans AND those veterans who have lost the use of a limb or limbs. Many of our Members have lost limbs since leaving military service, but Blesma is also there for all ex-Service men and women who have lost the use of limbs in a traumatic incident after serving. Our Blesma Support Ofﬁcers are available to offer advice and answer your questions about mobility or living with the loss of use of limb.
Two injured war veterans were among a mass a 150-mile cycle ride to a European war memorial this past weekend in line with this year’s centenary of the First World War which raised more than £15,000 for charity.
Mel Nicholls, British Paralympian and hand cyclist, launches Tour de Troops, the five-day endurance cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, along with Councillor Ruth Hatton, Mayor of Tewkesbury Borough and Major Peter Norton GC.
The Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE, was a special guest of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity last month.
The Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire met staff from the national charity of the Royal Navy alongside guests from Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) and the Portsmouth City Council.
Revitalise are a national charity that provide respite holidays for disabled people and their carers. We have awarded them with a grant of just over £60,000 which will go towards enabling 170 disabled Army veterans and their carers to be supported during their respite.