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MK Dons SET to support Rotary Club's VJ Day celebrations on Saturday!

Dean Bowditch and Co to take part in Marathon relay...

14 August 2020

The MK Dons Sport and Education Trust will be joining the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade on Saturday to recognise the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day and the end of World War Two.

Dean Bowditch, along with Alexander Gowan and Dean Dixon, will be taking part in the event, which will take the form of a marathon relay and will see participants visit most areas of Leighton Linslade and Heath & Reach, all while carrying a scroll containing the names of those from the area who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The relay will commence after the playing of the Last Post at 11am and finish at the War Memorial at 8pm, with their names being read and the playing of Sunset at 20:08

Each relay leg will be 2,194 yards acknowledging the 2,194 days that WW2 lasted, with participants visiting a number of notable local sites, such as the site of RAF Stanbridge and Oxenden House the HQ of WW2 Radar operations.

Whilst members of the public are urged not to congregate in large groups and to observe social distancing, we are encouraging people to come to their door or garden to give the participants a wave as they go past.

To donate to Rotary and its local partner charities click HERE or use one of the support vehicles accompanying the runners. Key points, including the town centre, will have a presence all day to raise awareness and help facilitate donations as well.

Given the current circumstances, arrangements will be subject to change, possibly at the last minute.

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