Bring a tin, then cheer Dons to win

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FOOTBALL players normally want nothing more than three points at Christmas.

And while Milton Keynes Dons stars will certainly be looking for a Boxing Day win at Leyton Orient, the players have taken time out to help those less fortunate during the festive period.

Every first team player and member of staff has donated money to help buy food goods from the Bletchley branches of Asda and Tesco to swell the Food Bank, which was established in Milton Keynes in 2004.

The Food Bank relies on donations of food and money from schools, churches, businesses and people across Milton Keynes.

Tesco donated several trolleys loaded with food, while Asda had a collection point at its George entrance.

MK Dons are now asking for supporters to donate dried and tinned food when they attend this weekend’s game against Preston – kicking off at 5.20pm. There will be a collection truck parked outside stadium:mk from 3pm onwards.

People are reminded to only bring non-perishable items including pasta, rice, baked beans, and tinned meats, fruits and vegetables.

Dons captain Dean Lewington said: “Christmas is seen as a time of over-indulgence when it comes to food, but there is a worryingly high number of people in Milton Keynes and elsewhere in the country who will go hungry.”

For more information on The Food Bank and to find out where collection points are available throughout Milton Keynes visit www.mkfoodbank.org.uk.