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Help for Heroes family fun day

The Princess Royal talks to Lance Bombadier Ben Parkinson at Buckingham Palace Garden Credit: John Stillwell/PA WIRE

Hundreds of people are expected at a family music fun day in South Yorkshire which aims to raise then thousand pounds for Help for Heroes. Lance Bombadier Ben Parkinson who lost both legs in Afghanistan in 2006, will be opening the event.

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Video: Help for Heroes ride

A group of wounded ervicemen are setting off from Doncaster during their 6-day charity bike ride from Edinburgh to London, hoping to raise £1million for Help for Heroes. We've spoken to Doncaster's Mayor, Ros Jones, who was there to greet them last night, and Hero Ride team manager, Kelly Bostock.


Prolific Sheffield fundraiser tops £50,000 for Help for Heroes

Lorraine Kirkham at work

A woman who fundraises for Help for Heroes has become something of a hero herself.

Lorraine Kirkham, from Sheffield, set out with a £3,000 target, selling wristbands. three years later, she's gathered a whopping £50,000.

She was spurred on to raise such a prolific amount after being moved by the sight of so many soldiers returning injured from Afghanistan.

She said: "There were rows and rows of them in Selly Oak Hospital all limbless and I'd heard about Hedley Court which Help for Heroes was trying to fund and build and that's what I wanted to do."