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Wounded Veterans to take on gruelling muddy obstacle race to raise money for Blesma

Wounded Veterans to take on gruelling muddy obstacle race to raise money for Blesma

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09 May, 2017

A group of wounded Veterans are taking on the menacing Nuclear Races in May and they’re not about to let their injuries stop them.

Blesma are partnering with Nuclear Races in Brentwood for its award-winning fun, tough and gritty obstacle race on 13 May. With a Blesma-dedicated wave at 12:40 and 500 places to fill, wounded Veterans are asking you to take part alongside them to complete this gruelling 7k race.

Paraplegic Andy Bracey will be joined by amputees Rob Copsey, Hannah Campbell, Colin Branch, Andrew Stockton and Matty Woollard in their bid to raise funds and awareness for military charity Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.

k in October as part of his own mission to show how much is achievable for those in wheelchairs: ‘I want loads of people to see what I’m doing and see that people in wheelchairs can do these challenges too!’ Andy served in the Royal Artillery for 17 years, touring in Northern Ireland in 1991 and Iraq in 2001–02. He was confined to a wheelchair after a motorcycle accident in 2005. In order to take part, he needs a team of 15–20 people to support him and is still looking for volunteers. So this is your chance to help! Blesma wants you to take part alongside its wounded Veterans.

To get involved, visit https://blesma.org/support-us/find-an-event/extreme-events/nuclear-rush/ or contact the Blesma fundraising team by calling 0208 548 7089 or emailing fundraising@blesma.org To find out more about the work of Blesma, visit www.blesma.org

 

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