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An awe-inspiring visit to Plough Lane for Christmas charity mission

Signed Dons shirt will be up for grabs to raise funds

22 December 2020

There was a welcome stop-off at Plough Lane for Glenn Murphy and friends on the final day of a challenge that aims to help disadvantaged families at Christmas.

AFC Wimbledon were proud to support Go Ginger, in partnership with FareShare, on a trip across the UK to visit all 92 league clubs, a feat that was achieved in just eight days.

Go Ginger, a marketing agency who have partnered with FareShare, are aiming to raise £92,000 for disadvantaged children and their families who won't eat a hot meal on Christmas Day.

It aims to build on the work of Man United footballer Marcus Rashford, an ambassador for FareShare, whose campaign helped to ensure free school meals for children earlier this year.

We presented Go Ginger's co-founder, Glenn Murphy, with a signed Dons home shirt, which will be used to raise funds for the campaign.

Glenn (pictured far right with his team), who is a Leicester City supporter, said: “We were all completely in awe as we walked into the new Plough Lane stadium. It’s design is unique and I know the club’s supporters are going to enjoy calling this place home. All four of us are football supporters and without getting into the politics of the past, we are all delighted that Wimbledon are back where they belong in SW19.

“Our thanks go out to the contractors and Wimbledon’s Chief Executive for granting us access. No child should go hungry this Christmas and we’re humbled that Wimbledon were one of the first football league clubs to get on board.

“Merry Christmas to everyone associated with The Dons and all the best of luck for the rest of the season. We’ll be back to watch a game at your stunning new stadium as soon as we can.”

Glenn and the team were already on the final leg of their charity mission when large parts of the country were placed into tier four to combat Covid-19.

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