Doncaster war hero Ben Parkison to turn on seaside resort's Christmas lights
0 Have your say Doncaster war hero Ben Parkinson has been chosen to turn on a Yorkshire seaside resort's Christmas lights. The badly-injured Afghanistan hero will turn on the festive illuminations in Bridlington after being personally invited by the town's mayor.
Ben has been asked to push the switch and get Bridlington’s festive celebrations underway on Sunday, December 4.
Bridlington mayor Coun Liam Dealtry said: “I am not often lost for words but when I met Ben I was inspired.
“When you think what he has been through, to see he is still smiling is just fantastic."
Ben lost both his... read more
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