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Ian Waller, Blesma operations director said: "Our members' inspirational stories of dealing with lifechanging injuries are powerful examples of how crucial resilience is to recovery.
"Learning to be resilient can make a big difference to young people," says Grace Staniland of the Drive Project, which is working with Blesma to teach public speaking to 54 former forces personnel.
r Arnold As a welfare officer of the Huddersfield branch of BLESMA, he dedicated much of his time to visiting soldiers left injured in conflict and their families.
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It was an honour to meet the players and then I was interviewed at half-time about how I got injured and what Blesma has done for me since.
Blesma chief executive Barry Le Grys said: "We have been concerned for some time that NHS services were patchy and that veterans had, at times, a tough job navigating their way through the system with the delays and frustrations adding to the difficult task of rehabilitation.
Tonight the charity, along with Blesma (The Limbless Veterans military charity) is hosting a 'Meet the Heroes' dinner at the Britannia Hotel in Fairfax Street.
In a race against the clock, Barry Le Grys, who is also chief executive of veterans charity Blesma, will summit Snowdon, plus Ben Nevis in Scotland and Scafell Pike in England.
Mr Clement, who has helped raise funds for the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (Blesma) since his double amputation, writes movingly about his life story on his own blog, "a soldier's journey".
The 26-year-old from St Helens who is Lance Corporal in the Corps of Royal Engineers, will take on the Three Peaks in the hope of raising pounds 10,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Sport Relief, Blesma and the Royal British Legion.
This prize-money will now be donated to Soccer AM's nominated charity, BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association).