AFC Wimbledon fans have formed an action group to help local people.
Our community is truly amazing. A group of kind-hearted fans from Chamber member, AFC Wimbledon has set up an action group to help local people.
The Dons Local Action Group, working closely with the AFC Wimbledon launched an urgent public appeal for food to be dropped off at two landmark venues - The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon and Old Ruts sports club in Merton Park.
"We want people to drop off essentials like cereals, soup, pasta and rice, fruit, tinned food, biscuits, tea, coffee and soft drinks, chocolate bars, snacks - all the stuff you'd normally have in your kitchen cabinets, as well as pet food and sanitising products," said spokesman Xavier Wiggins.
"We've got an army of volunteers ready to go out and help people - and we'd love to hear from anyone else who wants to join us, too."
The fans have already launched their own Twitter handle - @DonsLocalAction- and are also offering to run errands, pick up prescriptions, do the shopping, walk dogs and provide as much help as possible across the entire borough. Volunteers can also call 020 3301 4511 or email DLA@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk
"We're just ordinary football fans who want to reach people who are housebound, or simply too frightened now to open their front doors. We want them to know there are friends out there they can depend on."