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Dons bag success for hospital charity

20 February 2014

Players and fans from MK Dons are helping to collect pre-loved clothes for a one-off sale at Milton Keynes Hospital.

All money being raised from the sale, which is being held on March 3, will go to the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity.

The scheme has been set up by enthusiastic hospital employee Marc Yerrell, as part of a national movement called NHS Change Day. For the day, NHS staff across the country are encouraged to make pledges to make the NHS and its services as good as they can be.

A collection point has been set up in the MK Dons Club Superstore, so fans can donate clothes, shoes and bags for the big sale. Collection points are also located around the hospital campus in Eaglestone.

Marc said: “I am delighted that MK Dons have agreed to back this scheme. We’ve already started getting lots of people giving us their clothes and are looking forward to hosting a great sale on March 3 for NHS Change Day. In the meantime, please help by continuing to DON8.”

The club is hoping many of its fans will give generously, particularly at its fixture with Sheffield United on March 1.

The clothing sale is an extension of a wider scheme to re-use furniture in the hospital, which was set up by Marc in December 2013. Support Services Supervisor Marc has pledged to save the hospital £20,000 a year through his bank of unwanted items and has already made £3,000 in savings.

All are welcome to the pre-loved clothing sale, which will be held from 10am to 2pm on March 3 at the Eaglestone Restaurant in Milton Keynes Hospital.

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