Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is a national charity that directly supports all of our Service men and women who have lost limbs and the use of limbs or the loss of eyesight in the honourable service of our country. They understand the needs of a military amputee like no other national charity in the United Kingdom.
Formerly known as The British Limbless Ex-Service Mens Association, they have existed in one guise or another since the First World War and have continued to support veterans since then. Blesma exists to empower and promote the welfare and wellbeing of all serving and ex-service men and women who may have rehabilitative needs post limb loss. They are also committed to supporting surviving partners and dependents of deceased military personnel.
We to help educate and train Blesma veterans in aircraft restoration skills and to give them flying experiences. Our groundcrew is crewed by a large number of Blesma veterans and they fly regularly to airshows around the UK with us where we collect for the charity.
Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices that support families from seven counties in southern England including Hampshire and Wiltshire. They offer a full palliative care service that includes respite, emergency and end of life care for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults from birth and into their later years.
Naomi House is a purpose built children’s hospice that provides a homely environment to children and young people with life-limiting conditions. They provide individualised specialist care and much needed respite for the whole family, enabling them to feel refreshed, rested and supported through the good days, difficult days and last days.
Jacksplace is their hospice for 16 years and upwards and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of young adults. It is the only purpose built hospice for teenagers and young adults in the region, and gives life-limited young people the privacy and dignity they crave. We fly Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny in to visit the children and teenagers delivering presents and eggs at Christmas and Easter.
‘We are proud to support the charities Blesma and Naomi House & Jacksplace’