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Rotary highest honour to be presented to soldier Ben Parkinson

Paul Macnamara/rossparry.co.uk  10/11/2013   Lance Bombrdier Ben Parkinson, the most seriously injured sioldier ever to survive his injuries after being blown up by an anti tank mine in Afghanistan walks on his prosthetic legs to lay a wreath at the rememberance service in his hometown of Doncaster, south Yorkshire.

Paul Macnamara/rossparry.co.uk 10/11/2013 Lance Bombrdier Ben Parkinson, the most seriously injured sioldier ever to survive his injuries after being blown up by an anti tank mine in Afghanistan walks on his prosthetic legs to lay a wreath at the rememberance service in his hometown of Doncaster, south Yorkshire.

A charity concert at Doncaster Minster, attended by special guest Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE, will raise money for injured servicemen’s cause Help for Heroes.

The event, on Saturday, March 22, is being organised by Rotary Club of Doncaster and will include the Yorkshire Volunteers Military Band and Corps of Drums.

During the evening Ben Parkinson will receive a Paul Harris Fellowship, which is the highest Rotary International honour that can be awarded to an individual to recognise ‘service before self’.

Spokesman Paul West said: “Ben is held in the highest regard within the Doncaster community and I feel sure that people will wish to support this very worthy cause.”

Tickets are priced £10 and are available from Doncaster Tourist Information Centre or by calling 01302 734309.

 

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