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VIDEO: A campaign by fans

4 December 2013

Players support fans initiative for new stadium

An AFC Wimbledon fans campaign has already gathered more than 5,000 supporters, but there’s still a lot of work remaining to support the club’s planning application and help make the proposed new community stadium a reality.

  .  Fans CampaignThe Bring The Dons Home campaign had an encouraging launch on Sunday in Wimbledon town centre and a YouTube video featuring supporters Marc Jones (pictured above centre with the AFC Wimbledon squad) and Charlie Talbot can now be viewed by clicking on 

to be redirected). I know a lot of Dons supporters have already been spreading the word and that’s an astonishing achievement this quickly, but now we need to step up the campaign.Fan Power  Charlie, one of the campaign’s coordinators, said: “In the first 72 hours we have had more than 5,000 people support the new stadium proposal on our website (click on 

“We will be contacting all the people who have volunteered to help (more than 350 of them already) ,but the most important thing we can all do as fans is to intensify the campaign across the whole Wimbledon area. The more Wimbledon residents (SW19 or neighbouring postcodes) that we get to fill in the survey on the site and make aware of the benefits of the proposal, the more we can help the club in the next stages of their planning submissions.

“So please persuade as many people to sign up as you can by talking to friends and local residents as much as possible. We will be looking for people who can help ensure our posters and our pledge cards are seen by everyone in Merton. If you’ve got time to get more people backing the campaign, we will make sure you get the materials you need. If we all spend a few hours to reach just a few more people each this December, we can show the council in the New Year that bringing the Dons home has significant public backing, not just from Wimbledon fans, but from the wider community.

"We’d also love to hear from any Wimbledon fans or sympathisers with links to any local societies, groups or community centres, where they think they would be able to use our pledge cards or posters to raise awareness."

 .Coming Home . To help the campaign by volunteering your efforts, use the same link or e-mail by clicking on  Campaign launchFans can support the initiative by signing up directly, click on 

The picture of Wimbledon's squad supporting the campaign on Sunday was taken by Zoe Linkson.

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