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Play the lottery in support of Blesma - only £1 a week

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight. By playing the lottery in support of Blesma you can help them provide support and practical advice to a veteran in need.

It's easy to join & costs just £1 a week. Why not set up a Direct Debit for £4.34 a month, it covers you for all 52 draws a year.


After running costs and the prize fund are taken out, your lottery membership will go directly to support Blesma so they can support limbless veterans - all proceeds stay within the charity sector.

From your very first draw, your membership goes to support Blesma. £20 will contribute to a day trip with other members, such as visits to the theatre, boat trips and gardening activities.

Thanks to you

more funds can be raised to help reach our target of £500,000 for Blesma via the lottery.

  • Target £500,000
  • £13,793 raised so far!

Blesma News

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Why Local Charities Need Your Support

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How You Can Still Support Your Chosen Charity During the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is becoming deeply concerning for the UK as well as globally. Despite the UK being heavily restricted, charities remain open to deliver their care and support to hundreds of families. Due to being partly funded, they need your support now more than ever. Many local charities have had to cancel their fundraising […]

Boots on for Blesma 2019

Join our Blesma Members and challenge yourself to one of their personalised Military circuits and raise money to support all our injured veterans. About the Event Who we are and what we do? Blesma is dedicated to assisting all serving and ex-Service men and women who have experienced loss of limb, the use of limbs, […]

When Ken met Ray

Ken Bellringer was injured by an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2009. He spoke to British acting legend Ray Winstone. What did you think of The Resilience Sessions podcast concept? The idea is brilliant. I believe it came from something Si Harmer had said when thinking about his time in hospital. He said the demons […]

What are people saying about Blesma

``Blesma was there for me and my children. I’d have been lost without it.”

Widow whose husband was a leg amputee

``I’ve always had the feeling that Blesma was behind me and would make sure I got whatever I was entitled to.”

D Day veteran double leg amputee

``Blesma has put in a stairlift and a wet room in my house. It’s a great charity.``

Korean War veteran single leg amputee

``If I can inspire just one kid, it will be so fulfilling``

Afghanistan veteran, double leg amputee on the Making Generation R programme

``My right leg had been blown off and my left leg was hanging by a tendon. My forearm was damaged and I’d lost a couple of fingers.``

Afghanistan veteran, double leg amputee

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