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INJURED South Yorkshire soldier Ben Parkinson and one of his therapists will be giving a talk about his recovery at a charity dinner.

Lance Bombardier Parkinson, of Doncaster, the most severely-injured soldier to survive a bomb blast in Afghanistan, will appear with his speech therapist Judith Schofield, from the Second Chance Headway Centre, Wakefield.

The centre helps people with brain injuries learn skills they have lost and to cope with the problems arising from their condition.

The dinner, at the Holiday Inn, Brooklands, Barnsley, at 6pm on Wednesday, June 8, has been organised by Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club to raise money for the Headway Centre.

Tickets cost £12 and are available by sending a cheque, payable to Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club, to Mrs K A Markwick, Commercial Officer, HSBC Bank plc, Unit 4 Europa Court, Sheffield Business Park, Sheffield, S9 1XE.