Pictures of volunteers at the work weekend
Volunteers of all ages showed just why AFC Wimbledon is so special by turning up in their numbers to clean up the stadium.
Young and old worked tirelessly to help spruce up the ground for pre-season with around 80 supporters giving up their free time for nothing in an effort that summed up what a fans club is all about.
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Our gallery of pictures above includes Mark Hodsoll power-washing the stand at the Chemflow End and he brought along his 15-year-old son Adam to help out on the day.
Mark said: “This is the fourth year that I have come to one of the work weekends and I just want to see the stadium fresh and clean for the start of next season. This is just a way of me putting something back because it saves the club money.”
Andy Fullard, who has supported Wimbledon since 1957, said: “I don’t volunteer on match days because I’m enjoying the football so this is a way of me helping out. We all have shares in AFC Wimbledon with it being a fans-owned club. It’s in our interests to save money for the club because it allows us to spend more on players.”
Barbara Dunford added: “I think the way that the club was treated has made us all more resilient. This is the first time that I’ve been to one of these weekends and I can see that everyone is enjoying helping their club.”
The pictures in our gallery above show volunteers doing plenty of jobs inside and outside the stadium. Organised by Margaret and Tom Adam and Paul Sparks, volunteers cleared litter from Jack Goodchild Way, the main car park and the overflow car park. Other jobs included cutting grass and overhanging foliage in the car parks and clearing drainage gullies.
Inside the stadium, stands, terraces and toilets were power washed and the whole area next to the TV gantry was cleared of foliage. The approaches to the tea bar at the corner of the Chemflow End were weeded and re-gravelled.
This is far from an exhaustive list of jobs completed and AFC Wimbledon wishes to thank all those volunteers who helped out at the weekend.
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