Lord’s to host charity T20 event for Blesma

Action from the 2016 Inter-Services T20 tournament at Lord's (pic Sgt Ross Tilly RAF)

Action from the 2016 Inter-Services T20 tournament at Lord's (pic Sgt Ross Tilly RAF) - Credit: Sgt Ross Tilly RAF

Inter-services tournament to help limbless veterans

Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the Inter-services T20 tournament for military charity Blesma next month.

The round-robin series between the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will be held on Thursday, June 8, with the limbless veterans charity being this year’s beneficiary.

Lieutenant Commander Grant Kelly, who works in Communications Strategy for Joint Forces Command and runs the marketing for the UK Armed Forces Cricket Association, said: “We are delighted to be working with Blesma for the next two years, starting with this year’s T20 tournament.

“After meeting some of the Blesma Members we knew this was a charity we wanted to support.”


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Zanika Fearon, Community & Events Manager at Blesma, added: “We are really excited to have been chosen as the beneficial charity of the tournament for this year and next.

“Our Members and volunteers are looking forward to a great day of cricket and collecting donations. Thank you to the Ministry of Defence for their support.”

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Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless service men and women, their widows and dependants.

It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.

Tickets are available to buy online at tickets.lords.org, over the phone by calling 0207 432 1000 or can be bought at the gate on the day.

They are priced at just £17 for adults, £8.50 for the over-65s and £5 for under-16s.

Gates open at 9am with the first match starting at 10am and play expected to last until around 7.15pm.

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