Members of limbless veterans’ charity Blesma have been encouraged to submit images taken on anything from a mobile phone to a professional DSLR to a local professional photography studio for the chance to have their images displayed to the public…

The entries were judged by Chief Executive of Blesma, Barry Le Grys MBE, and head photographer at Verdi Studios, Kirsty Verdi.

Kirsty and Barry would like to thank all those that entered, and were amazed by the high standard of images. The six winning images have been professionally enlarged, mounted and framed, and will be on display at Verdi Studios, 188-190 High Road, Chadwell Heath until the end of May.

Barry said: “This is a tremendously generous initiative from Verdi Studios who have been encouraging Blesma Members to develop their photography skills. Photography is a demanding activity that enables the injured of all ages and levels of severity to express themselves. This is a truly positive impact on their lives. We are most grateful to Verdi Studios.”

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.