Tom Cruise kicks off fundraising campaign for local football club while filming Mission: Impossible 7 near Milton Keynes

The Hollywood actor rewarded the club for letting him us their football ground for filming

By Sally Murrer
Monday, 17th May 2021, 11:16 am

Tom Cruise has come to the rescue of a grassroots football club during his flying visit to the area last week.

The actor surprised residents last Wednesday by landing in a helicopter in a Heath and Reach field and then beckoning people over to say hello to him.

Woburn and Wavendon had been asked by the Mission Impossible crew to relocate while the filming was taking place.

Tom Cruise arrived by helicopter

Keen to get back to grassroots football, at first the club was disappointed.

But Tom made it up to them by signing a handful of football shirts, which the club now plans to auction to raise vital funds.

They posted on Twitter: "Hollywood star Tom Cruise was in town filming near one of our venues, meaning we had to relocate, but the Mission Impossible crew generously gave us their support with Tom signing a few shirts too. Those are now available as rewards on our campaign page"

The football club, which suffered heavy financial losses due to by the Covid pandemic, aims to raise £12,000.

One of the signed shirts

Money raised from the shirts will be put towards the grassroots football club's community initiatives.

Meanwhile Mission: Impossible 7's release date has been delayed from November until May 2022. Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in the film.