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Trophy bonus for hard work

29 June 2016

Another great turnout for work weekend

Our dedicated volunteers made the most of lunchtime at the work weekend by getting their photographs taken with the English League 2 Play-Off Trophy.

Chief Executive Erik Samuelson brought in the coveted silverware to the President’s Lounge for those taking part in the stadium clean-up to pose with the trophy won by Neal Ardley’s men last month.

 “Anyone who came down to the club over the work weekend would have witnessed the enormous dedication and hard work of our volunteers,” said Erik. “The volunteers carried out a wide range of jobs to help to maintain and improve our stadium.

  I will take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part. “While everyone works very hard, there is also a terrific social feel to the day, which makes it a very rewarding event and one that I make a point of attending every year.

So if you’ve noticed a sudden surge in trophy photos on social media recently – that was the reason!” “This year there was a small bonus for the volunteers because at lunchtime everyone took turns to be photographed with the play-off trophy.

Organisers of the work weekend praised another fine turnout with 50 fans turning up to do jobs around the stadium on Saturday and 30 on Sunday.

Duties included clearing up areas behind the stands and by the tea bars. A variety of other jobs were also completed inside the stadium with all areas jet-washed and swept clean, before barriers in the stands were painted. Volunteers also spruced up the front of the stadium and tidied up the car parks by removing weeds and litter.

Paul Sparks (pictured right in the photograph above) was one of the organising team and he saluted the efforts of volunteers on the day.

“We got a fantastic amount done,” said Paul. “We filled five skips with rubbish over the course of the two weekends. None of that would have been possible without the great efforts of fans and the invaluable help of organisers, including Julian, Margaret and Tom. The hard work of volunteers was also rewarded with a delicious lunch prepared by Eileen, Sandra and Karen. Thanks to everyone’s hard work the ground is now ready for League 1!”

A Birthday cake for Paul’s wife Karen added to a great social occasion as volunteers again came together to show what makes AFC Wimbledon so special.


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