A dedicated AFC Wimbledon fan with learning difficulties has taken part in a penalty shoot-out challenge to raise money for charity.

Warren Palmer who attends High Path Community Resource Centre for adults with learning difficulties in South Wimbledon, faced off with goalkeeper Paul Strank to raise money for his Charitable Trust during half-time when the Dons took on Scunthorpe on Saturday, April 7.

He was helped towards the penalty spot by Andy O’Brien an outreach worker at the South Wimbledon centre.

More than 4,000 Dons supporters watched Warren’s challenge and his exploits helped see him raise £930 with his aim to top the £1,000 mark.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley said: “It is a great relationship between the club and High Path.

“I often see Wimbledon fans from High Path at games and they are so supportive, it brings so much joy to them.

“That is what football clubs are about. I know it’s all about the result on a Saturday to a lot of people, but what can you bring to people around the community?

“What can you bring to supporters in terms of happiness, camaraderie and family spirit in their lives? That’s certainly the case with the relationship we have with High Path.”

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley invited fans from High Path to watch a first-team training session just days before the challenge with Warren taking part in a warm-up event to prepare for his big day.

At the game, AFC Wimbledon also supported the Level Playing Field’s Week of Action, a campaign to celebrate the match day experience for disabled people.

The players also wore Level Playing Field T-shirts in the pre-match warm up and invited not only Warren but other members from the High Path Community Resource Centre to the game.

To make a donation to Warren visit the JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andyobrien

The Paul Strank Charitable Trust have sponsored High Path for the last two years.