Date: 03 - 06 October 2008Aim: To raise £ 50,000 to pay for 15 amputees from BLESMA to take part in a rehabilitation ski event in Colorado Dec 2008
BLESMA are a charity that support ALL servicemen and women who have lost limbs including use of limbs under any circumstances and at any time. They also support the widows of service personnel who lost limbs. One of the major initiatives that BLESMA is currently undertaking is to rehabilitate as many service personnel who have lost limbs on recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as soon after the event as possible. This is a proven method of ensuring that amputees continue to live as normal a life as possible after their injury. Unfortunately due to the tempo of operations the number of amputees is increasing and there are a number of personnel awaiting rehabilitation.
Our aim is to take 15 amputees to Colorado in December to take part in the worlds largest rehabilitation ski Event. Our members will get one to one expert tuition have access to the best adaptive ski equipment, but most importantly will rehabilitate alongside over 700 other disabled personnel including over 75 US wounded warriors who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. This event is a life changing experience for all who take part.
Your Donations Will make a difference and help pay for this life changing experience. We will do the hard work by climbing the 3 peaks in a Bomb Disposal suit all you need to do is donate as little or as much as you can afford. Your Donations really are appreciated, THANK YOU !
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