A dedicated AFC Wimbledon fan with learning difficulties is hoping to stop a penalty from the club’s co-founder and raise money for a local charity.

Marie Miller, who attends the High Path Community Centre for adults with learning difficulties in south Wimbledon, will be facing off with Ivor Heller to raise money for the Paul Strank Charitable Trust during half-time when the Dons take on Rochdale on Tuesday, March 28.

Co-founder and commercial director of AFC Wimbledon, Ivor Heller, said: “This is a great charity initiative with funds raised going to the Paul Strank Charitable Trust which, among other projects, supplies money to get our fans from High Path to the games.

“It’s Marie’s turn to do the event, and she is going to try and save a penalty from very formidable player!”

Ms Miller, who completed a one-lap challenge of the pitch with former Wimbledon goalkeeper Seb Brown to raise money for charity in 2012, joined the first-team squad for a practice session on Thursday, March 16.

To sponsor Marie Miller, visit her JustGiving page here.