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Silent Auction update

12 December 2012

Supporters can still get involved

The countdown is on for AFC Wimbledon supporters to get their hands on a superb selection of club memorabilia and othe sporting items.

Just over two days remain until the deadline for our Silent Auction with a framed photograph of Neal Ardley (pictured after being unveiled as manager) during his first day in the job among the prizes up for grabs.  

Paul Jeater, Ray Armfield and the auction team have assembled a wide range of goodies in time for Christmas, including signed shirts from the likes of Wimbledon players Jack Midson and Sammy Moore, signed books from Olympic golden girls Jessica Ennis and Victoria Pendleton and a signed cycling DVD from Mark Cavendish.

f you fancy a football-themed birthday party for 10 youngsters to remember, then the Community Football Scheme lot might be for you, or perhaps a match ball or the club’s hospitality package.But this year’s annual Dons Trust fundraiser includes not just sporting memorabilia. I

Please take a look at the 20 lots listed below (incluing the current bids in bold). If you wish to bid online essexwomble@aol.combefore the online deadline of Friday 14 December 2012 at 23.59:59 hours, then please e-mail your name and a contact telephone number with your bid and the lot number you are bidding for to Paul Jeater. E-mail

(£275)with the man of the match – for 4 people.  A matchball sponsorship package for a home fixture in the 2013/14 season, comprising a pre-game carvery meal, President’s Lounge match tickets, signed match ball and a photograph -Lot 1

The matchday hospitality experience for yourself and three guests. -2Lot

The CFS birthday package – comprising a stadium tour, coaching session (including use of the inflatable goal), match tickets and a chicken nuggets meal for 10 children and 2 accompanying adults. -Lot 3

(£30)Haydon the Womble at your birthday party. The ever-popular Dons mascot will make a costumed appearance at your event. -Lot 4

Football Manager 2013 – a selection of computer games from our sponsors Sports Interactive. -Lot 5

(£50)Framed 10 x 8 photo of manager Neal Ardley’s first day in the job. (Will be personally signed and dedicated to the winning bidder by Neal). -Lot 6

Signed copy of ‘Unbelievable’ - the autobiography of Olympic Gold medal winner Jessica Ennis. -Lot 7

Signed copy of ‘Between the Lines’ the autobiography of Olympic Gold medal winning cyclist and star of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Victoria Pendleton. -Lot 8

Brendan Kiernan’s commemorative white match shirt and shorts from the Dons inaugural Football League game against Bristol Rovers last season. -Lot 9

Signed Sammy Moore match-worn yellow away shirt from season 2011/12. -Lot 10

(£50)Signed Jack Midson match-worn maroon third shirt from season 2011/12. -Lot 11

(£20)Signed copy of ‘Born to Race’ the new DVD from 2011 Sports Personality of the Year, cyclist Mark Cavendish. -Lot 12

Signed and framed 16 x 12 print of Luke Moore celebrating his successful penalty at the City of Manchester Stadium Playoff Final. -Lot 13

(£50)Signed and framed 16 x 12 print of Kevin Cooper scoring AFC Wimbledon’s first competitive goal at Sandhurst Town in 2002. -Lot 14

Signed and framed 16 x 12 print of Dave Beasant’s iconic 1988 FA Cup final penalty save at Wembley Stadium in an attractive silver frame. -15Lot

Signed and framed 16 x 12 print of England’s 1966 World Cup win, featuring hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. A popular auction item that never goes out of fashion. -Lot 16

Another famous picture, this time its Vinnie Jones putting the squeeze on Paul Gascoigne! Lovely colour print hand-signed by ‘Gazza’ himself. -Lot 17

Signed and framed Kevin Pietersen glossy magazine picture. A great shot of the England batsman and a must for any cricket fans. -Lot 18

(£35)X Box Call of Duty Black Ops 2. Brand new and boxed. (Over 18’s bidders only please, due to nature of game). Released November 2012 and comes with black carrycase. -Lot 19

Signed Surrey County Cricket Club shirt. Signed to the back by the majority of the 2011 squad, including the much-missed Tom Maynard. -Lot 20

In each of the previous years, this event has raised in excess of £2,000 for the Dons Trust – a significant figure towards meeting the Trust’s overall fundraising target.

Once the deadline passes, the event will culminate with a ‘live’ session of bidding in the back bar between 1230 and 1430 hours on Saturday 15 December before the Rotherham United home game.

The way a Silent Auction works couldn’t be simpler. Before Saturday's Rotherham match, visit the back bar, where you’ll be able to examine the lots at first hand and ask any questions you may have. Then, if you wish to bid for an item, simply write your details and your bid on the form by that item – and if your bid is the highest at the closing time of 2.30pm, you’ll have won!

.Dons FundraisingWe are already preparing for the 2013 event too, so if you have access to anything you feel may be a suitable silent auction item or simply have any ideas for an unusual auction lot, then please see Paul or Ray or e-mail us by clicking on 

Below is a brief description of each item (see pictures by clicking in the picture gallery above). Please note that the Dave Beasant framed photograph is of the Wimbledon hero actually saving the penalty in the 1988 FA Cup FinaL.

With thanks to Ivor Heller, Dave McKnight, Dean Parsons, Paul Raymond, Shane Bellamy, John Power and Sports Interactive for their assistance in procuring these lots.

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