BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association) is the national charity for limbless serving and ex service men and women and their dependants and widows.
It is the charity that directly supports all our service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs or eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of our country and we are with them all whenever we are needed for the rest of their lives.
Our work starts with rehabilitation - proving that there is life after amputation. Our work is about amputee helping amputee - the fellowship of shared experience.
Our work is about life long welfare support, about campaigning for what they deserve and about being there when old injuries come back to haunt.
Our youngest Member is 19 and our oldest is 99 - Truly we are BLESMA for Life. Click here to meet BLESMA's injured soldiers.
BLESMA needs to raise nearly Two Million Pounds a year to adequately meet all its objectives.
To provide challenging and effective rehabilitation for those who have recently suffered amputation or loss of use of limb.
To provide permanent residential care and respite convalescence at our BLESMA Homes in Blackpool and Crieff in Scotland.
To make grants to ease the effects of disability and hardship.
To provide a comprehensive and effective welfare service for all Members and Widows to include:
Provision of comprehensive advice on war pensions, compensation and care and disability allowances.
Making representation to government departments and local government officers on behalf of Members and Widows.
Represents Members and Widows at War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunals.
Provision of a counselling service pre and post amputation.
To ensure prosthetic provision meets the requirements of our Members.
To represent the collective interest of all Members and Widows to national and local government.
Supporting Injured Soldiers
We need your help to fund the rehabilitation of wounded British soldiers