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Total raised so far

97%

£680.00 of £700 target +£130.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

3 months ago

Paul Munro

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Fly Maddi Fly!

3 months ago

David Pullinger

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Maddi x

3 months ago

Susan Foley

£20.00

Good luck Maddi, I’ve done a couple, I love it, I’m sure you will to ❤️

3 months ago

Mike Trewin

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good work Maddi 👍

3 months ago

Duncan Worsfold

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

3 months ago

Polo

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done Mum xxx love you loads

3 months ago

Joe

£20.00

3 months ago

Max

£10.00

Good luck!

3 months ago

Caroline Sweetman

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

3 months ago

Pat Thomas

£10.00

Well done

Maddi Sweetman is raising money for AFC Wimbledon Foundation

Maddi's Skydive for the Fanzone!

My story

Hi everyone!

My name is Maddi Sweetman and I work for AFC Wimbledon Foundation. We are a charity with an ambition to fuel the community with skills to thrive and improve their lifestyle.

For those who are aware of the history of AFC Wimbledon, you will know money isn’t something that comes in boatloads from a rich owner, but rather from the pockets of our fans and those we can offer support to in some way. This means that the pressure and desire to achieve in our community is limited unlike other clubs who may not be restricted by money.

For this reason, I will be doing a sky dive to help raise money for AFC Wimbledon Foundation with the money targeting match day experiences. The skydive is hosted by North London Skydiving and is based towards Peterborough, I will arrive on sight for 7.30 on the Wednesday!

Football has always been a massive part of my life - when I was 8 years old my now dad began taking me to Wimbledon and ever since I have been involved with the club – from home and away days to playing for the ladies’ section, from volunteering and raising money to now working for the club; my passion lies in this club!

My mental health has always been a battle that I am determined to win and when COVID struck it was quite an internal conflict – my anxiety didn’t have to face anyone anymore but that also meant being alone with my depression.

I lost my job and at 21 years old I felt that each day I was applying for a lottery win rather than a job. It was a hard time to accept who I was – it took a lot of old therapy methods (and self-searching for new ones) to be able to push myself mentally each day.

Through Wimbledon – my confidence has grown, and I have found a purpose in my passion again. I am so thankful for the opportunities that Wimbledon and football has always provided me with.

Our club is not just a team, a game, a stadium or a community; it is a family that will walk with you through life. The person I am today and where I am today, is something I would only dream of at 22. I am so proud of my club and want to help where I can.

The work the foundation, DLAG, all our many volunteers, the fans and our club and sponsors have been doing have allowed us to excel, thrive and create bright futures in our community. Allowing the change and growth to impact those of all generations after this pandemic. I look forward to what my future holds thanks to having the dons in my life and the positive work we can do.

We recognise how important football is to a large part of our community, and the impact it has on those coming to matchdays. I want to ensure we can provide different activities and be able to provide everyone that comes to Wimbledon with a unique experience that they will not forget as well as be able to feel they are part of our club.

Each child should be able to experience football in a way that it becomes a passion, and every parent wants a local club (if not their own club!) to bring their children to and watch them fall in love with the beautiful game.

Please help me raise money for my skydive to help create these experiences and fund our fan zone for the coming season. We have great ambitions and a fantastic group of staff and young dons’ volunteers who are keen to make great things happen. In a world with ever-growing expenses and so much negativity – the foundation wants to help ensure that the children in our community have a chance to…well…be children, create memories & experiences that they will cherish, and create friendships and bonds with families.

Any donation helps and all donations count.

Why not pop down to a game during the season to see where your money has gone too!

I hope you can help me keep our country inspired and enjoying the beautiful game.


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My updates

3 months ago

So upset and disheartening to say that the skydive was postponed. After driving up to Peterborough for the night, getting on sight from 7.30-1.30, it was so sad to learn I would have to reschedule my jump - I am just happy it hasn’t been cancelled completely and I can still keep this opportunity to raise as much money as possible open!

Hopefully (weather permitting) we wont have to be waiting too long, however the safety was key for the instructors.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and continue to support me - I will let you know the rearranged date and I can ensure you the money is still going to be put where my mouth is!!!

Thanks all and sending love x

3 months ago

we are here! waiting for the all clear weather wise then good to go!

Image uploaded with update

3 months ago

Thank you all so much for your generosity. I cannot wait to complete the skydive 🪂!

Less than a week to go!

Maddi Sweetman is fundraising for

AFC Wimbledon Foundation

Charity number: 1154198

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