Lanno braves the cold on landmark occasion

The kit man has raised more than £2,000 for charity
Ian Lanning braved the cold at SpotlandIan Lanning braved the cold at Spotland
Ian Lanning braved the cold at Spotland

MK Dons kit man Ian Lanning may would have been forgiven for sticking his feet up during his 1,000th game but instead he braved the snow at Rochdale in shorts and t-shirt.

Marking 20 years and 1,000 matches in the professional game, Lanning used his special day to raise money for Bath Mind - a mental health charity - and in the memory of friend Chris Barker - brother of former Dons assistant manager Richie - in January 2020.

He stayed true to his word, sitting behind the dugout through the freezing cold game at Spotland, which saw snow fall almost throughout the evening, in just his t-shirt and shorts. And he was treated to a brilliant Dons display as they thumped Rochdale 4-1.

So far, more than £2,100 has been raised - more than double Lanning's initial target.

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