Lance Bdr BENBEN Parkinson MBE, with The Princess Royal and The Pilgrim Bandits PARKINSON MBE TO HOST PATRONS BALL

General (Retd) Sir John Learmont KCB CBE, Ben Parkinson MBE, Duncan Bannatyne OBE patrons of the Pilgrim Bandits Charity which provides challenging expeditions for amputee soldiers and veterans of the Forces, are hosting the charity’s Patron’s Black Tie Dinner at the National Motorcycle Museum 2nd November 2013.

Ben, from Doncaster, received his MBE earlier this year for the work he does raising awareness of the challenges faced by injured service personnel.  The ball is an annual event designed to bring patrons and supporters together to celebrate the year’s successes.  Those successes for 2013 saw the charities supporters smash the Guinness World Record for the number of individual tandem skydives in a day, also an extraordinary expedition which included Ben, trekking across the Haranguer Plateau in Norway to mark the 70th anniversary of the WW2 Heroes of Telemark. 

The Ball is moving to Birmingham for the first time this year.  Ben explains. “It’s a great night out and we wanted to be somewhere even more people could come and enjoy the evening with us.”

The Pilgrim Bandits are inviting the Midlands business community to think of the event as an alternative Christmas party and asking for online bookings at

Caption:  Ben meets HRH the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace during the summer.

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17th September 2013


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