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Penalty challenge

26 March 2017

It's just two days until AFC Wimbledon supporter Marie Miller's big penalty challenge - and there's still time to sponsor her mission to stop Ivor!

Marie, who attends the High Path Community Resource Centre in South Wimbledon, will be aiming to stop our very own penalty dynamo Ivor Heller in a spot-kick challenge at half-time during the Rochdale home game on Tuesday.

Thanks to generous donations from supporters, Marie has so far raised £336 for the Paul Strank Charitable Trust, but it would be great if we could get her past the £500 target.

To sponsor Marie’s challenge, visit her Just Giving page at: .

The event aims to raise money for the Paul Strank Charitable Trust - a local charity formed by our own wonderful sponsor Paul Strank - which supports many worthy causes for disadvantaged children and families in Merton.

AFC Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller said: “This is a great charity initiative with funds raised going to the Paul Strank Charitable Trust, which, among other projects, supplies money to get our fans from High Path to games. It’s Marie’s turn to do the event and she is going to try and save a penalty from a very formidable player!”

In preparation for the big day, Marie joined our first-team squad at the training ground for a practice session with ‘Bazyo’ passing on his expert advice!

Visit our official  You Tube  channel to watch a clip of Marie showing her goalkeeping skills ahead of the challenge.

High Path is a community centre in South Wimbledon providing day services for adults with learning disabilities. For a number of years, members of High Path have attended AFC Wimbledon matches and took part in unique half-time challenges. Wayne Lecky – or ‘Mini Beast’ - beat Ivor in last season’s penalty equivalent challenge.

In 2012, Marie completed a one-lap challenge of our pitch with Seb Brown to raise money for charity.

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