Wounded Doncaster Ben is an ambassador

Handout photo issued by LOCOG of Paratrooper, Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, 27, the most seriously wounded soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan, as he carries the Olympic Flame through his home town of Doncaster during  Day 39 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 26, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Torch. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire''The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
Handout photo issued by LOCOG of Paratrooper, Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, 27, the most seriously wounded soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan, as he carries the Olympic Flame through his home town of Doncaster during Day 39 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 26, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Torch. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire''The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.

HERO paratrooper Ben Parkinson has been an Olympic torchbearer - now he’s signed up as an ambassador for Barnsley’s 2013 Rotary District Disability Games.

Ben, from Doncaster, is helping to promote the contest on Sunday, April 14 next year.

One of his first roles will be encouraging local businesses and individuals to provide sponsorship by speaking at a dinner being held at the Holiday Inn, Barnsley, by Rockley Rotary Club, from 6pm on Wednesday, September 19.

Ben, who is being accompanied by mum Diane Dernie, will be bringing along his Olympic torch.

Tickets for the dinner are available priced £15, which include a three-course meal.

Email kathymarkwick@hsbc.com to book a place at the meal or sponsor the games.