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Tom Cruise and the rest of the cast and crew of Mission: Impossible 7 swapped Hollywood for Woburn, arriving at the Woburn and Wavendon Football Club ground recently to shoot scenes for the upcoming film.

After vacating the grounds to allow for filming, the club asked the production company if the franchise’s star, Tom Cruise, could sign some of their shirts for a crowdfunding campaign – and they were pleasantly surprised when he obliged! The two shirts, signed by Tom Cruise have now raised £650, which has helped the club reach its current fundraising target.

Club Chairman, Robert Hill, told the BBC, that the club had lost around £30,000 of its annual income thanks to games being cancelled during the pandemic. He said: “It’s not been easy for anyone in the pandemic, but in grassroots football, we’ve had this on/off situation. We were really concerned as the tournaments that were cancelled as our main source of income for the disability football we do, as well as the girls’ football project.”

To help see the club through, he set up a crowdfunder for the club, aiming to reach £12,000.

A third shirt signed by Tom Cruise, will be kept at the club as a piece of the club’s history.