Last October BLESMA organised a scuba diving rehabilitation event in the Red Sea for 15 members. The event was a massive success with 39 diver qualifications gained, a total of 224 dives completed and a total of 5 days 4 hours and 33 minutes spent underwater. The week was spent on a liveaboard dive boat and between dives much time was spent swapping stories, experiences and advice; for some this was the first time post amputation to meet others who had travelled further down the recovery road. See the video: YouTube - BLESMA Red Sea Scuba Diving Rehabilitation Project What's it about: :: Scuba Jack :: descend & discover... Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal: "I cannot sing Blesma's praises enough" - Telegraph For those who have dived you will appreciate that it is a physically and mentally challenging pursuit and more so for those with disabilities. But it is also an excellent form of rehabilitation for injured limbs and troubled minds. Another trip is organised this year (21-28 Sep 10) with several still serving new members. Like many service charities, BLESMA often struggles to fund events that are expensive and relies entirely on donations. I know that many of you have already given to BLESMA and some have contributed to this paricular event. But if you can spare a quid or so then it would be a massive help. You can donate at: John Strutt is fundraising for British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (Blesma) I also have a poster in pdf format if anyone would like to stick it up at work ... big file so I can e-mail it to those interested ... pm me.