INJURED Afghanistan war veteran Ben Parkinson visited Penistone to show his support for the upcoming Penistone Armed Forces Day.
Ben, who has been dubbed Britain’s most injured veteran, lost both his legs, injured his spine and sustained brain damage after the vehicle he was in detonated a land mine, of which he took most of the blast.
Ben has now become the face of the charity that helped to rehabilitate him, Pilgrim Bandits. The charity aids injured veterans with their recovery and on to leading a full life after injury.
Ben visited Penistone Showground on Wednesday to show his support for the upcoming Penistone Armed Forces Day which will have stalls that will raise money for Pilgrim Bandits.
Organiser of the event, Spike Mayston, said: “Ben is ace, he is a funny, sincere and hard-workig guy who does a lot of fundraising for the Pilgrim Bandits.
"I am so grateful he has offered his support for the Armed Forces Day we are putting on.” Penistone Armed Forces Day will take place today on Penistone Showground.