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AFCW Foundation Day raises over £3,000

Foundation Day 2019 was a huge success.

9 April 2019

Come on you Dons, give yourself a pat on the back. Last Saturday’s Foundation Day has raised £3,200 in raffle and online donations towards this Summer’s Kitchen Social project.

The fact that 700,000 London children struggle for food during the school holidays is a stark reality reflected locally in Merton and our Foundation’s scheme aims to help make a difference in the community.

For any fans that missed our volunteer collectors, you can still make a difference in Merton and donate online towards this vital summer scheme.

150 children and parents attended the day, which included a football festival, on the pitch presentations, flag bearing and a meet and greet with Andy Barcham and Deji Oshilaja.

Foundation Day – Raffle Winners

  • AFCW Signed Shirt (Barry Scott)
  • Signed EFL1 Ball (Charlie Alpera)
  • AFCW Hospitality package for 4 people (Liam Byrne)

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Director Phil Rudling commented: “We were delighted with the day and the response we got from supporters who as always enthusiastically backed our appeal to buy raffle tickets to support our Kitchen Social project.  The whole day went very smoothly starting with a Foundation tournament at Wimbledon Park and onto the football festival at the ground. We were thrilled that we raised over £3,000 on the day, that is a credit to our fans.  Hopefully, our Premier League funding partners, were also impressed with our work on show. They mentioned how much they enjoyed the community ‘feel’ of the club, compared to other much bigger clubs they visited.”

He added “We were indebted to Margaret and Siobhain McDonagh, who brought along a team of great volunteers on the day to lead the selling of raffle tickets, while our academy boys supported the day’s activities.”

Kasha Petit, our Female Football Development Officer, commented, “It was great for our girls to play on a real matchday and to be presented to the crowd! They loved walking round the pitch and especially running around with Ivor at half-time”.

Thank you Dons for making it a Foundation Day to remember!

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