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Dons in the community

4 March 2016


Dons in the community

4 March 2016

The Dons have been out and about in the community this week.

Alex Revell visited Westcroft Day Nursery on Thursday to help celebrate World Book Day. The striker, who has netted twice in his last two games, took part in the literacy celebration and read a story to the children.

Janette Redrup, senior nursery manager for Acorn Childcare at Westcroft, said: “It is great to have involvement from MK Dons, as we have lots of football-mad children in our nursery at the moment.”

Director of Education at MK Dons Sport and Education Trust Angie Novell added: “I am pleased to see that MK Dons are helping to raise the profile of this important initiative and encouraging a lifelong love of reading.”

“Zoe Raven, chief executive and founder of Acorn Childcare, also said: “We are delighted that MK Dons were able to support our nursery at Westcroft, helping us to celebrate World Book Day.”

Meanwhile, Cody Cropper stopped in at the Oxfam shop in Stony Stratford to volunteer his time in support of the charity's Give a Shift campaign.

The goalkeeper served surprised customers and sorted donations for the shop floor as part of the campaign, which aims to inspire the British public to volunteer in an Oxfam shop and join the charity’s fight against extreme poverty, suffering and injustice across the globe.

Cropper said: “I wanted to give up some of my free time today to highlight how people can help Oxfam raise funds by volunteering in an Oxfam shop.”

Shop Manager Linda Hart-Jones added: "It's wonderful that Cody came in today to help in our shop and support the campaign to find more volunteers. He steamed clothes, sorted books and helped on the till, all tasks that we need volunteers for.”

To find out more about Give A Shift and watch a short film to see how working in an Oxfam shop relates directly to the charity’s work improving lives around the world click here!

Captain Dean Lewington has also been out in the local area – he visited Vandyke School to help promote MK Dons SET’s National Citizen Service (NCS).

NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young people to build skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.  It features residential stays away from home and a project in the local community.

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