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The Wimbledon Way raises vital funds – thanks to the 75!

A Saturday to remember for Dons fans

3 October 2023

Club News

The Wimbledon Way raises vital funds – thanks to the 75!

A Saturday to remember for Dons fans

3 October 2023

A big thumbs up from all at AFC Wimbledon to those energetic Dons who passed their challenge with flying colours on Saturday.

It was certainly a Dons matchday to remember for the 75 people that participated in the Wombles Walk - either taking on a 5 km or 10 km physical test - before watching Wimbledon defeat Tranmere 4-1. 

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Greeted by Haydon the Womble in the sunshine on Wimbledon Common, the walkers set off through the woods towards the Windmill and down to Wimbledon Park, enjoying views of The All England Club as they marched on.

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(Pics above by Ian Stephen, Pro Sports Images)

In Wimbledon Park, the walkers had some well earned refreshments and enjoyed the last few games of the Wombles Cup, which was a charity football tournament for the Foundation's 'Football for All' participants.

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Some of the young players and their parents joined the parade, heading up the hill into Wimbledon Village, before descending towards the Cherry Red Records Stadium - and with a few songs along the way!

Paul Munro, Head of Fundraising at AFC Wimbledon Foundation, said: "It was superb to have over 75 Wombles Walkers take part on Saturday. Dressed in yellow and blue, singing songs and waving AFC Wimbledon flags, we turned heads and made people smile all over Wimbledon!"

The event raised funds for AFC Wimbledon Foundation's important community projects, aimed at people of all ages throughout the year.

Funds raised will go towards the Foundation's '3 Pillars', as follows:

  • Inspiring active lifestyles in local children
  • Improving the lives of older people
  • Championing sustainable sports participation for women and girls

There's still time to make a donation by clicking on the link below.

Wombles Walk

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