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‘Veterans v Veterans’ rugby match for charity is this week

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VETERANS of the battlefield and the rugby field will once again come together in the now annual special match to raise money for charity this week.

Building on the success of last year’s event, former Melksham soldiers who have served in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan will again compete against a ‘veterans’ team from Melksham RFC and beyond.

The match, due to be held at the Oakfields stadium on the evening of Friday November 8th – in advance of the Remembrance Day weekend – will again raise money for the Royal British Legion.

The event kicks off at 6pm featuring the Melksham RFC minis tournament, followed by a brief ceremonial event and the ‘veterans’ game thereafter, with a bar, food, raffle and live music.

The bar opens at 6pm, with live music from 7.30pm. A collection will be held throughout the night, with further funds being raised from food sales and the raffle, including prizes such as signed rugby shirts and meals at local pubs and restaurants.

Call Matt Sidnell on 07876 570 569 for information or to donate raffle prizes. 

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