Dons Trust Board member, Jane LonsdaleJane Lonsdale, Dons Trust Board member, receives an MBE

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale has received an MBE as part of the New Year’s Honours.

The MBE is awarded for her contribution to public service and volunteering. Jane has worked in the public sector, at HM Treasury, for over 30 years and has volunteered at various charities, in the third sector, theatre and sport since she first started volunteering as a Girl Guide in the early 1980s.

Jane says:

“It is really lovely to be recognised in this..

A graphic showing a stylised calendarDons Trust AGM

Please note that the date of the Trust’s AGM will be 29 January 2020,  and not 8 January as had previously been mentioned.

The meeting agenda and associated papers can be found here.

The date of the AFCW PLC AGM will be announced in due course.

The Dons Trust Board would also like to take this opportunity to wish all Dons Trust members and AFC Wimbledon fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A graphic showing an envelope with two speech bubbles representing electronic communicationNew Dons Trust Members’ Forum

After three years of free access to Webjam, as a Board we have now come to the view to explore alternative means of engaging with other Dons Trust members and the Dons Trust Board.  

The Dons Trust Webjam will no longer be available as of 1 February 2020 and as we pursue alternatives, we have set up a free online forum with ProBoards. Go to donstrust.boards.net to register. As this is a Dons Trust members-only forum we will need to verify that you are Dons Trust member before we..

The Dons Trust logoPlough Lane Funding Survey

Since the Dons Trust SGM held on Monday 9 December 2019, we have been working closely with those fans who put this idea forward at the meeting. They have launched a survey to see how much appetite there is, and the results are very encouraging indeed, with over £3 million of potential support indicated so far. The terms fans have offered have been generous, so this money could make a real impact alongside other sources of finance. We will work hard..

Head-and-shoulders photograph of Mark DavisA message from the Dons Trust Chair

Dons Trust Chair, Mark Davis, gives an update following recent meetings with Dons Trust members and a meeting of the Dons Trust board on Wednesday.

There is a lot of speculation at the moment about the future of the club. These are complicated times and I understand why theories and rumours run thick and fast in such circumstances.

I shall attempt to set the record straight and to provide an update on some positive developments since the recent SGM and..

Dons Trust SGM December 2019Summary of December’s Dons Trust SGM

On Monday 9 December at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, the Dons Trust held an SGM with the primary purpose of bringing members up to date with the current situation on the financing of the new stadium and inviting them to discuss options available to us.

This came following an announcement from the Dons Trust Board (DTB) on 25 November of an £11 million funding gap for the first phase of the build of the new stadium at Plough Lane…

A graphic showing a stylised calendarAdditional Dons Trust Open Meetings

On Monday 9th December, the Dons Trust is holding a Special General Meeting at Kingsmeadow to update Dons Trust members on the current situation with the financing of the stadium and discuss options.

Register for the SGM

In view of the importance of this issue, we anticipate there will be high demand to attend and are therefore asking members who intend to come to indicate so via this Eventbrite page to help us judge numbers. This is not to limit rights..

New stadium: Your questions answered

As promised, we have endeavored to answer the questions posted to us in an Open Letter from fans following the release of last week’s Dons Trust statement.

Some of the questions have been amalgamated in order to avoid unnecessary repetition – and some cannot be answered as fully as we would like at this stage. We have made it clear where this is the case.

We have attempted to be as full, frank and forthright as possible. It must be..

Dons Trust SGMStadium questions

The Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon boards recognise that Trust members and AFC Wimbledon fans have many questions they want to ask, following the paper regarding the financing of the new stadium released to Dons Trust members on Monday.

The boards wish to be as open as we can with members regarding the current situation and the options open to us. However, responding separately to each and every question members and fans send in is a difficult logistical exercise.

We..

The Dons Trust logoVital meetings coming up

Dons Trust SGM on 9 December. AGMs on 8 January

The Dons Trust Board has today written to members, ahead of a special general meeting on 9 December. The annual general meetings of the Dons Trust and AFCW PLC have now been rescheduled for 8 January, as the accounts are being finalised.

The Dons Trust’s SGM on 9 December has a number of items on the agenda, including the outcome of the board elections and two members’ resolutions regarding recent..