BEN Parkinson has been adopted by the people of Armthorpe.
Those connected to Armthorpe’s Coronation Club either donated cash or helped hold a variety of events such as charity auctions and raffles to raise £3,500.
The money was handed over to brave Lance Bombardier Ben, 26, when he visited the Tranmoor Lane club.
Ben from Bessacarr, lost his legs and suffered horrendous injuries in a mine blast while serving in Afghanistan in 2006. The money will go towards a fund Ben has set up to raise money for the NHS which has helped with his recovery.
Geoff Smith, 53, a senior trustee at the club, said: “We wanted to do something for war heroes and in particular for our own soldiers.
“We loved meeting Ben, we’ve adopted him now - he’s a member of the club.”