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Wootton Bassetts rugby players and club members swapped their rugby boots for microphones recently to raise money for military charities.

The Wiltshire town has become synonymous for honouring British serviceman killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and was recently given a Royal prefix by the Princess Royal.

Wootton Bassett RFC has always supported this cause and has previously raised funds on behalf of the Help for Heroes charity. Last year they presented a cheque of 5,000 to the charity, raised largely through an auction and the clubs Sevens tournament.

Now they have taken on a new challenge, collaborating with the local community to create a charity CD single version of Green Day's song Wake me up when September ends.

Several people connected to the club sang on the single and a group of around twenty club members, ranging from eight to well over 60 years-old, took part in the filming that will accompany the single. The single will be released across the UK on November 27thand will be available from Itunes and other music download websites.

Jim Brierley, the clubs Vice Chair, said: During its 40 years in existence Wootton Bassett RFC has always enjoyed close ties with RAF Lyneham, with servicemen from the camp playing for and supporting the club. The club was proud to be involved in such a worthwhile project and we hope it will help raise vital funds for the military charities.

For more information about the charity single visit: The military charities being supported are SSAFA Forces Help, Battle Back Campaign, The Undentable Trust and Combat Stress.

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