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Club hold annual Armed Forces Big Day

8 February 2017

The Club held its eighth annual Armed Forces Day at Stadium MK on Saturday.

A number of activities took place prior to kick-off and at half-time, while serving members of the Armed Forces were able to attend the Bolton Wanderers fixture for FREE with discounts also in place for their family and friends as well as veterans.

The two sides were led out of the tunnel by Dons fan and Afghanistan veteran Mark Smith as well as branches from the Royal British Legion.

At the interval, the Stadium MK crowd were treated to a military parade around the pitch from the following units: 24th Webber Platoon ACF, 678 Rifles , ATC 2332 Squadron – Bletchley Park, 710 (RBH) OH Squadron RLC, Fishermead Residents Association, Ex- Gurkhas, Milton Keynes Sea Cadets, MKDSA, RBL – Bletchley, RBL - Bradwell & District Branch RBL – Jubilee, RBL – Towcester, Royal logistics Corp- Oxfordshire Hussars and Royal Green Jackets.

As part of the Armed Forces Big Day, the Club also supported the charity Blesma with a bucket collection and a signed auction that raised £1,759.34, which included a successful bid on Harvey Barnes' shirt from clubBusiness member Martin & Co.
Blesma is dedicated to assisting service and ex-service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight. They support these men and women in their communities throughout the UK and overseas.

They provide networks where Blesma members not only enjoy support from their professional welfare team who can offer support with grants and advice with allowance claims but they also have the opportunity to engage with others who have similar injuries and backgrounds to themselves, building an important fellowship with each other to overcome everyday battles.

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