I did the great south run this year for the British Limbless Ex-Service Mens Association. They spend very little on advertsing but are a worthy cause. They send great information packs and letters you can show people and the running vest it good quality. They do alot of research into prosthetics and receive no Government funding.
They look after those that not only lose limbs but lose the use of a limb, they also look after those that have lost eyesight. I dont know if you saw the programme wounded which followed the stories of two guys who lost limbs, the one that lost 3 limbs has already been taken skiing by BLESMA.
For example £25 will pay for the welfare officer they need to visit them to give them vital information and support, especially for finances as the best people to give advice are those that have gone through what that person is going through. £50 would pay for a ski bob, even the most severley disabled can go skiing,
I was really pleased picked this charity and because of all the people coming back from conflicts with limbs missing I found that the people I worked with dug deep for me,
Don't bother, Zoe.
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