Para gives £230k to charity

#3
What a legend.

I had the pleasure of meeting a friend of Ben's family and a former school colleague of his.

The papers don't exaggerate a word they say about him!
 
#5
vvaannmmaann said:
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1081669/Brave-Ben-Injured-Paratrooper-gives-230-000-donated-Mail-readers-charity.html
Ben added: 'I feel I've been able to be useful - and I didn't really think I would do anything useful ever again. It has given me back a sense of purpose.'
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Well done Ben you are an amazing person and inspiration to everyone Keep up the great work
 

mercurydancer

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#7
Good drills to say the least.

Anyone know how to nominate someone for a public honour like an OBE? (I dont mean paying for it like a Labour acolyte)...This man deserves it. If anyone could give the info I would be happy to get it rolling. I'm sure there would be plenty of support.
 
#8
mercurydancer said:
Good drills to say the least.

Anyone know how to nominate someone for a public honour like an OBE? (I dont mean paying for it like a Labour acolyte)...This man deserves it. If anyone could give the info I would be happy to get it rolling. I'm sure there would be plenty of support.
Indeed there would, he'd get my vote!

And absolute inspiration to anyone, but especially to young lads/lasses looking at joining up - this Is what a real hero looks like.
 

mercurydancer

LE
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#10
Thanks dontbebeef.

I will get to it asap.

I dont consider this to be a spur of the moment Remembrance Day emotive request for an honour. Ben Parkinson has to live with his injuries long after this November. If this gentleman knows that there are those who appreciate his service and his generosity then I hope it gives him some small comfort.
 
#11
Truly a credit to the human race i may be a bit biased as hes from my ex regt but a true example to us all, sod an mbe give him a knighthood.
 
#12
Whiskey_60 said:
mercurydancer said:
Good drills to say the least.

Anyone know how to nominate someone for a public honour like an OBE? (I dont mean paying for it like a Labour acolyte)...This man deserves it. If anyone could give the info I would be happy to get it rolling. I'm sure there would be plenty of support.
Indeed there would, he'd get my vote!

And absolute inspiration to anyone, but especially to young lads/lasses looking at joining up - this Is what a real hero looks like.
I totally agree, he's an incredible human being and well done the the Daily Mail and its readers. With city bosses in line for huge bonuses despite being bailed out with taxpayers cash this man has proven to me that their are still some selfless, brave and honourable people out there.
 
#14
I was in the WMIK behind Ben when he drove over the mine, he seemed to be an all round good egg when I met him in the 'Stan' and this just shows what an inspiration man he really is. I am humbled to have met him in action. You sir, are a legend!
 
#15
What a brave, selfless man, it humbles you to see things like that...
 
#16
Saw Ben a couple of weeks ago and as ever he was in good spirit. As ever he was dressed in his 7 Para RHA T-Shirt (Note to Mail Ben is a Gunner and then a Para!), and looking forward to coming back up to Colly to see his mates.
At the time we did not know about this, but it does not suprise me. If Airborne spirit had to be defined by one man then it would be Ben.
 
#17
If i dont get my first job choice but get my 2nd i am going to volunteer for 7 Para RHA ( Light Gun ). On another note, brave man & i still dont think £285,000 is enough for losing 2 legs, the use of an arm, most of his memory and loss of speach. £285,000 is nothing compared to what he should be given and yeah he should be given a medal.
 
#19
You Sir are a Man to be looked up to and honoured.

If this Gobment had any backbone they would have looked after you from day one, you have shown them that they are not fit to be in your shadow.
 

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