Former PNE star Gary Parkinson inundated with birthday wishes

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The Gary Parkinson Trust Twitter account has received hundreds of messages of support and congratulations.

To celebrate his 50th birthday, fans and former colleagues took to social media to wish him many happy returns.

Happy 50th Gary

Happy 50th Gary

His son Luke came up with the idea to invite messages as a birthday present to his dad
The right back, played 88 times for the club, suffered a severe stroke in 2010 that left him with locked in syndrome.