BLESMA – The Limbless Veterans Charity
27 September, 15:00 - 16:00
Lloyd's, Fidentia House, Walter Burke Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RN, Chatham, United Kingdom
Come and hear about some of the amazingly inspirational stories and the valuable work that Blesma are doing.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is one of only around ten charities that exist today from the 18,000 that were born out of WWI.
Although medical practices and opportunities for those who are disabled have come a long way since those days there is still a great need to support those who experience daily, the impact of their life-changing injury, that is why Blesma continues to work tirelessly to provide practical, emotional and financial support to injured veterans and their families as they rebuild their lives.
We support our Members for life; just as we are still caring for our surviving World War II veterans, Blesma has adapted to the times including looking after, and looking out for, a new generation of amputees from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who will need our specialised support as they face the long journey ahead.
Blesma may not look the same as it did in the 1930s –but the ethos and objectives remain the same: to assist those living with limb loss or injury to live independent and fulfilling lives.