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Donation from Down Under

28 June 2014

Playing budget continues to attract support

AFC Wimbledon’s playing budget has received a boost from fans thousands of miles away with the Wombles Downunder Supporters’ Association (WDSA) making a generous donation to the cause.

Lifelong fan Mike Richardson pledged to match every new £1 donation made by fans during June towards the playing budget and that has enabled Neal Ardley to bring in six new players so far.

 .We Are Wimbledon FundAnd the club’s devoted fans from Down Under helped boost the coffers by donating £500, which will mean a figure of £1,000 is donated to the 

 made to the fund and we think it’s important for fans everywhere to help swell the playing budget for a fans club with whatever amount they can afford. Every little bit helps and WDSA member Paul Morgan donated £100 to the fund when he was in London recently.John MartinRob Smith, who regularly writes blogs and articles for the WDSA newsletter, said: “I was inspired to make the donation on WDSA’s behalf by the generous gift  

“I hope WDSA’s contribution will help persuade other fans both in the UK and around the world to help maintain what has been a spectacular off-season recruitment campaign by Neal Ardley and the club staff. To see Adebayo Akinfenwa, Matt Tubbs, Dannie Bulman, Sean Rigg, Mark Phillips and Adebayo Azeez sign up these past weeks is tangible proof that these fund-raising initiatives do make a difference for the club.”

.websiteThe WDSA was formed in 1985 to bring together Australia and New Zealand fans of Wimbledon and over the years it has attracted a growing band of members throughout the UK, USA, Asia, South America and Europe. The Wombles Downunder newsletter is widely read with 206 editions having been produced so far and interested fans can get more details by accessing the 

 for information on how to do this.Your AFC Wimbledon  website or by making a one-off contribution. Click on  We Are Wimbledon FundDonations can still be made towards the playing budget via the 


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