A group of AFC Wimbledon fans have been applauded for helping hundreds of residents across Merton in their fight against coronavirus.

Dons Local Action group, has been working tirelessly to ensure residents in need don't go without during the outbreak.

Built of more than 400 volunteers, Dons Local Action Group, is working across food collection points at supermarkets, distribution hubs, driving, phone work, admin, marketing, data project and more.

Wimbledon Times:

Last week, the group delivered 850 food packs to the vulnerable and isolating, ensuring packages cover residents for the duration of a week.

Together with their cooking partners at Old Wimbledonians, the group have been able to provide over 1500 prepared meals.

The dedicated team have now joint forces with Merton MP, Siobhain McDonagh, and several schools across the borough, to provide hardware to children who need to reach online access.

A spokesperson for Dons Local Action Group, said: "This was designed purely and simply to support those in our communities requiring support.

"We could not possibly have imagined that just a month later we would have delivered over 3000 food packs.

"Whilst the core of Dons Local Action is AFC Wimbledon fans, we have picked up so many great friends and partners for life along the way, in particular the brilliant team at Old Rutlishians.

"The generosity of local people has been astounding, Merton Residents should be incredibly proud of themselves in terms of how they have pulled together.

"If you need food support or perhaps help with connectivity for your household or indeed any support generally please get in touch on the hotline or by email.

"Also, if you know anyone who might need our support the same applies."

The group plan to distribute technologies to residents later this week.

Volunteers have now expanded their services to boroughs, Kingston and Wandsworth.

To access help, you can call the Dons Local hotline on, 020 3301 4511, alternatively, you can email, DLA@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk