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A cause for celebration! Sport for 2,500 every week

Celebrate the excellent work of our Foundation

31 March 2023

We’re providing an opportunity on Saturday for everyone involved with the Club to celebrate the fantastic work of our community programmes.

That’s because tomorrow is our dedicated AFC Wimbledon Foundation Day!

We’ll be joined at the big game by 300 participants/parents/carers and they’ll be walking around the pitch at 2.30 pm with flag bearers highlighting the Foundation’s key messages for supporters.

Players will be wearing Foundation T-shirts in the pre-match warm-up, before signing them and presenting to children in the crowd.

But that’s not all!

A summary of what’s going on is below:

  • 300 Foundation participants and parents / carers attending the game in the Ry Stand with a mixture of adult community user groups, including Generate Disability, Walking Football, Women’s Rec and Dons Fit Older Health, plus Youth Player Development Centre players, Wildcats Girls,  Active Dons Holiday Programme and Friday Night Kicks players
  • Family Zone - Two inflatables and mini football
  • Players wearing Foundation T-shirts on the day during the warm up
  • Player autograph zone on the day by Family Kids Zone with Haydon the Womble
  • 30 Foundation staff and volunteers promoting the work of the Foundation on the day – raffle, bucket collection on the day and donation QR codes around the stadium. Funds will go towards the 1000+ Campaign – working with 2500 people per week with target to reach 1000 more and a focus on disadvantaged areas
  • Raffle draw post-match

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Our Foundation Director Phil Rudling said: “It’s fantastic to have so many of our diverse participants attending the game and representing the work of the Foundation, whilst our volunteers and staff will be out and about around the stadium to promote the Foundation’s activity. They will be selling raffle tickets as part of our 1000+ Campaign and informing supporters about our projects.  

“We will also be distributing flyers and information on the exciting forthcoming Festival of Football / Charity match with MC Harvey, to be held at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Sunday 14 May.”

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