Thursday 24 September 2015

Limbless Veterans Donation

Representing the Grand Prior and the Grand Priory of Great Britain, the Chaplin General, Fr Simon Henry, presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Elizabeth Frankland Moore Home in Blackpool. It is run by BLESMA - the British Limbless Veterans Association. The Home in Blackpool is comfortable and spacious, with expert care for 20 residents and space for another 20 visitors. Blesma bought the large house in 1949, and ever since it has provided exciting adventure breaks, quiet holidays, and first-class residential care,
 The Chaplain General presents a cheque for £1,000 to Jacqui Longden, the Manager of the Home.

Being able to support the work of BLESMA, with its association of veterans from the forces and care for their needs seemed particularly appropriate for the Order's military and hospitaller tradition.

Some of the residents in the bar - Note their own chosen name for the  bar!

BLESMA supports limbless veterans and their families up and down the country, with support, counselling, grants, employment and prosthetics.