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Former Dons managers show support for vital cause at Easter

Community project goes from strength to strength

11 April 2020

Neal Ardley and Wally Downes today posted messages of support for the fantastic work carried out in the local community by our Dons Local Action Group.

Supporters have once again been out in the community today, volunteering their efforts over the Easter weekend to supply food and essential items for those unable to go shopping themselves at this difficult time.

In a message posted through our Dons Local Action Group Twitter account, Neal said: "I'd like to say a big thank you to those involved. The work you guys have done has been fantastic - all the individuals and companies that have supported it. At a time when our country needs everyone to stand up you guys have certainly done that and have made us all proud."

Wally also put together a message on social media. "Great to see the club and Old Ruts doing their bit to help vulnerable people in the community. I didn't expect anything less because the club was built on community spirit. Let's make sure we do it afterwards because people will still be vulnerable after we come through this together, which I'm sure we will."

John Scales and former England rugby international Nick Easter added their backing for a community project that's going from strength to strength.  

The Dons Local Action Group continues to help people in Merton and Kingston on a daily basis. A group of volunteers have been helping stranded individuals and families to tackle the coronavirus crisis by supplying vital food boxes to those in need. If you'd like to join our community champions then please e-mail: or call 020 3301 4511. If you'd like to help out from further afield, a JustGiving page for the Dons Local Action Group has been set-up. 

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