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Flying the flag in Raynes Park as fans-led project spreads clear message

Dons Local Action Group continues to make a big difference

4 May 2020

Dedicated volunteers from the Dons Local Action Group were today once again leading the battle against Coronavirus by delivering food boxes to those struggling in the community.

As part of this, volunteers have been decking out collection hubs in the blue and yellow and we certainly approve of the photograph above! It was taken outside the Waitrose store in Raynes Park.

We reported on Friday that 500 volunteers had so far delivered 5,000 one-week food packs. One of those volunteers is Usaama Kaweesa and he posted the below image on social media with the following message on Sunday: “Thank you once again to the good people of Mitcham for giving so generously to @DonsLocalAction, even on a slow shopping day. With every shift I do, I’m humbled by your capacity to give to our struggling fellow residents.”

The Dons Local Action Group has recently combined with the AFC Wimbledon Foundation to provide computers for children who don’t have any basic means of communication.

Over the weekend, one local family donated 10 laptops to help those children that need them in the community. Sandra Schwarzer, whose son Alex attends Wimbledon Common Prep School, said: “We’ve all been affected by COVID-19 and it’s had a particularly strong impact upon those learning from home. When we heard that the Dons were collecting laptops for those in the Merton community that don’t have access to devices we decided to donate. We come from very humble backgrounds, but it was access to education that allowed us to get to where we are today, so we just wanted to give back.”

If you can help, visit To volunteer for the Dons Local Action Group, contact 020 3301 4511 (9am-6pm), or you can e-mail .

Keep an eye on the official website tomorrow for the latest in our series of features on Dons Local Action Group volunteers.

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