Two Royal Marines have benefited from the generosity of a bidder at the Arsenal Charity Ball.

Corporal Sam Vanner and Marine Olly Sinden are both Royal Marines in Lima Company, 42 Commando RM, based in Plymouth.

But they were given the chance to travel to Ukraine at the start of the month to see Arsenal take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

The result didn't go Arsenal's way - the Gunners lost 2-1 after leading through Theo Walcott's early goal - but Sam and Olly had a trip to remember.

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