Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning together with the Supporters Club are delighted to share with you our plans to commemorate Remembrance Day 2019.
On Saturday 9th November for the home game against Bracknell Bees, we will remember those who have fallen, pay our respects and support the Royal British Legion by wearing a special Remembrance jersey. These jerseys will be available through the own and loan scheme and will cost £125 each, and if there is demand we will produce a limited run for purchase as replicas.
We have been working with the Royal British Legion this year to gain their support for our fundraising, and we are delighted to announce that all profits from the sale of Remembrance shirt, merchandise and other fundraising activities will be given 100% to the Royal British Legion for their Poppy Day appeal.
This is how the Royal British Legion describes itself: “The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community. We’re here through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us. We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.”
“We provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. Our support starts after seven days of service and continues through life, long after service is over. From providing expert advice and guidance, to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life – we can be by their side every step of the way. And it’s not just members of the Armed Forces but their families too.”
“If there is ever a reason we can’t help, our vast network will mean that we know someone who can.”
Adrian Eason-Bassett, Royal Navy Veteran, advisor to Milton Keynes Lightning and our liaison with the Royal British Legion said “We have always wanted to ensure we are supporting the Royal British Legion and their Poppy Day Appeal which last year raised over £50 million to help support serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces community and their families. As an ex-Serviceman it is a cause which is very close to home and it is an honour and a privilege for Milton Keynes Ice Hockey Club to be raising money for them”
Dave Bunyan, Chairman of the MKLSC commented “Remembrance Day fundraising has become something of a tradition for the Supporters’ Club and we are delighted to be once again this year raising money for this amazing cause. We will be working as hard as ever off the ice to raise money whilst the players wear the jerseys on the ice. We’re also very pleased that this year the club will be giving 100% of profits to the Royal British Legion charity.”
The jersey design is unique and reflects a combination of our team logos and the poppies which represent the appeal. There will be the chance to win the blood shirt on Ollie’s grid, and we also have two very exclusive shirts for grabs on the shirt off of his back, namely #12 CLIFFORD and #61 BOWERS.
Own & Loan jerseys will be available from Friday October 25th at 09.30am. To Own & Loan your favourite player’s shirt please email email@example.com at that time.
MK Lightning and the Supporters Club intend to jointly present a cheque to the Charity at the game on the 9th November.