Caz Deacon

Veteran who took part in our 2018 Big Challenge

I always like to do an annual charity event for a worthy cause. Those that are events that you have never done or those that test your own ability, conquering fears along the way.
When I first learnt about this event, I put my name down because quite simply, I wanted to raise money for a worthy cause. I did this despising height. Get me on a ladder, I have disco legs!
However, on meeting Clive and seeing all the others on Blesma's webpage, that this charity event would help towards their quality of life, it's a bit of a no brainier to man the hell up and do it.
It's a life experience I will not forget, I will hold those memories very dear and I am now shouting out about Blesma for a bigger awareness, to the point of wearing my t-shirt shopping and socialising.
A very humbling experience......despite Disco legs!!!

Emma Crideford

Veteran who took part in our 2018 Big Challenge

Saturday was a great day, reminded me of being back in the RAF. Great banter and everyone supporting each other. Clive is such an inspirational man and someone who proves that having a disability does not hold you back. I felt proud to be supporting Blesma knowing the money we raised will be put towards helping change someone’s life. If I could sum the day up in one word it would be ‘exhilarating’.

Karen Wilson

Veteran who took part in our 2018 Big Challenge

Having had to pull out of the climb in May, I was able to join the group again 5 days before we went ‘over the top’ and I am so glad I could. Standing at the top, watching as the smiles grew on everybody’s faces as the sense of achievement hit, and the camaraderie when we reached the bottom and cheered and heckled each other the last few steps in true military fashion, was worth every feeling of doubt and nervousness I had beforehand.
Knowing that every penny raised will go to help veterans as inspiring as Clive, is just the icing on the cake.

Micheal Keogh

Veteran who took part in our 2018 Big Challenge

Saturday was a day of mixed emotions. Pride, that I had actually done something to help others, Inspired, by watching Clive conquer much more than I believe I could have done and a sense of bonding with my Brothers and Sisters in Arms and last of all Hope, that we can go on to do even better for the next one.

Vicki Hutchinson-Collier

Veteran who took part in our 2018 Big Challenge

I saw this as a fantastic opportunity not only to raise money for a worthwhile charity but also having a great bonding session with all our veterans from all walks of life ? the camaraderie, banter and support was highly evident on this day. To watch Clive climb and conquer the O2 was massively humbling and goes to show that you can achieve whatever you set your mind too.