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Dons pay tribute to the 96

11 April 2014

Items donated as part of 25th anniversary events

A mark of respect will be observed at tomorrow’s Southend match in memory of the 96 fans who died at Hillsborough and AFC Wimbledon has donated club items for important causes to do with the disaster.

The club donated a 2013/14 AFC Wimbledon shirt for a charity match held at Bootle Town FC last weekend with funds raised from a raffle going towards the Hillsborough Families Support Group. It was a match that featured Reds legends Phil Neal, John Wark and Alan Kennedy and the Dons were happy to meet a request for a raffle prize.

anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.thAFC Wimbledon has also donated a scarf for the memorial service to be held at Anfield on Tuesday, 15 April, which will mark the 25

 to create a global sign of unity at the annual memorial service and the Dons scarf will feature in a tribute such as the above image on the day.launched a campaignEarlier this month, Liverpool FC 

All Premier League, Football League, Conference and FA Cup matches will kick-off at 3.07 pm tomorrow after a minute’s silence with Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest having been abandoned at 3.06 pm on Saturday, 15 April 1989.

Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley is grateful for the opportunity to pay his respects to the 96 at tomorrow’s match at Roots Hall.

“We all as a nation should remember what happened,” Neal said. “I can recall the horrible scenes from when I was kid and the way that the families have kept going for justice in the last 25 years has been remarkable.

  “For someone like me who has lived a lot of his life down south it’s a big deal to be able to pay my respects to those who died.”

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