From the Cheltenham Town programme

The following article appeared in the club’s official matchday programme for the game against Cheltenham Town (played on May 2, 2015).

News from the Trust

The Trust plans to have a higher-profile matchday presence next season, says Dons Trust Board Chair Matt Breach, who also reports on the latest fundraising walk for Wimbledon.

THE MATCHDAY PRESENCE

Thanks to a generous donation from the Womble Underground Press fanzine, we hope to be able to pave the area next to the current ticket collection kiosk in Jack Goodchild Way during the summer. The newly paved area will provide an improved location for the Dons Trust (DT) on match days, and will also be a base for co-ordinating volunteer activities, as well providing a focal point for the AFC Wimbledon Foundation and other charity events.

We are currently considering installing a further kiosk (appropriately branded) to act as a base for volunteers and from where Foundation and charities can operate, and also to store the DT stall. To be readily accessible to members, an open stall similar to the one we currently use would generally be set up, but the kiosk will give us a facility to work from in wet weather. If you have any ideas for improving how we operate the DT stall on match days, or how we could make better use of the new space, we would be very pleased to hear from you: email us at info@thedonstrust.org

WALK FURTHER FOR WIMBLEDON 8

The eighth annual long-distance fundraising walk by Dons fans took place this year on 16–18 April. The walkers started off at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park ground and covered 45 miles on their way to The Cherry Red Records Stadium, arriving in time to watch the game against Wycombe.

The first part of the route took the walkers over the Chiltern Hills to Marlow, followed by a level stretch along the Thames Path all the way to Kingston Bridge. Two unusual features of this year’s event were the good weather and the inclusion of two ferry crossings on the trip – summoning the Shepperton and Hampton ferries by bell was a highlight of the final day. Money was raised for various local and national charities and the AFC Wimbledon Foundation.

We will have to wait until next season’s fixtures are released to plan WFFW9, but we are determined to make a bigger impact next time, with more walkers participating and more money raised for good causes, particularly the Foundation and local charities. Please come and join us – or failing that, sponsor a participant – when you see the plans announced next season.

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