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Members and supporters of ‘Blesma’ collected the excellent sum of £540-61 when the Cornish Pirates played Ealing Trailfinders at the Mennaye Field last Saturday.
Blesma is a charity 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.
A keen follower of the Cornish Pirates, Blesma member Graham Pearson, helped organise the collection and has also since commented:
On behalf of Blesma and its members I would like to sincerely thank the Cornish Pirates Rugby Club for allowing us to have a collection day.
I would also like to thank the club and its superb supporters for their generosity, which enabled us to raise such a worthy amount.
More About Blesma:
The charity is one that receives no government funding, so relies solely on public support to enable the organisation to help injured veterans for as long as is needed.
Members range from the youngest amputee veterans to those who fought in the Second World War, and both financial and emotional support is given to members and their families.
Rehabilitation, advocacy, counselling and care are proudly the four principle foundations of the organisation which has provided a century of service. The charity was founded in the aftermath of the First World War, a war which saw our youngest and fittest men enlisted into the Armed Forces to face appalling conditions and dangers of four years of trench warfare. In the hundred years since the Association and its members have achieved much.
For more information please visit www.blesma.org
Bolingey Barbarians raised the excellent sum of £787-04 on the day
A second match day collection of the season took place in support of the Sport Cornwall Foundation
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