Our aim this year is to raise £10,000. This sum will be split 50–50: half will go to Anthony Nolan, and half will be spent on equipment for the AFC Wimbledon players’ gym.
Anthony Nolan is a charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer who need a blood stem-cell transplant or bone-marrow transplant, matching willing donors with people who desperately need lifesaving transplants. Anthony Nolan was recommended as this year’s charity by Terry Brown (first team manager) and has been chosen to show our and the club’s appreciation of what he has achieved for AFC Wimbledon. The charity has greatly assisted Terry’s wife Suzy and the family during her recent successful battle with illness.
We are also hoping to purchase a cross-trainer and a hand-bike for the club’s gym at the training ground. These machines will help significantly in the rehabilitation of injured players and general conditioning of players throughout the club and will be a further step towards making the gym suitable for a Football League club.
As in previous years, we will be selling lottery-style tickets priced at £2 each (£10 for a book of 5). The holder of the winning ticket, drawn at random when we complete the challenge, will receive £444.30 (based on the 4443 total metres we will have climbed to complete the challenge).
Tickets are available to purchase from the Cherry Red Records Stadium at the following AFC Wimbledon home fixtures:
6th April 2012 v Rotherham Utd
21th April 2012 v Torquay Utd
Look out for sellers and our static-bike outside the ground or directly from any of the riders undertaking the challenge.
Replica Cycle Shirts
We are also still selling our replica Velo & Blue Cycle Jerseys (see here for details). Not only will you be able to show your support for the Dons while out on the road, all profits go towards helping us reach our fundraising target.
To place an order email: firstname.lastname@example.org