Ben To Head Up Scottie Charity



Ben to head up Scottie charity
5th March 2018

By Karen Pickwick
Paratrooper Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, who is widely acknowledged as one of the most severely injured soldiers to survive the Afghan conflict, has been appointed as the new patron for the Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme.
STECS is the only registered UK canine rescue charity specialising in caring for and rehoming Scottish terriers in need.
Ben, an ardent Scottie fan, who despite his appalling injures is a serving soldier, was made an MBE in 2015. Recognised for his contributions to charity, educating civilians and raising more than £1m for military charities such as his beloved, Ben and his family are increasingly recognised as a voice for ensuring prompt funding and care for severely injured soldiers and veterans.
He is the proud owner of Mac, a two-year-old rescue Scottish terrier that was rehomed with him and his parents, Andy and Diane, through STECS.