It has been a two weeks to remember for kids from the Phipps Bridge Community Centre as they mingled with some of AFC Wimbledon's rising stars.

Children from the club's 'Active Womble Summer Scheme' have been taking part in everything from sports events to arts classes, all the while enjoying some free meals.

Young Dons Jack Rudoni and Finlay Macnab popped along to the facility on August 15 to show off their football skills, and meet the disadvantaged children.

"I remember when I was younger that me and my younger brother used to be involved in something similar to this during the holidays," Macnab said.

"It’s a massive thing to represent AFC Wimbledon and be able to meet the kids, who have been asking me what it’s like to be a footballer.”

Speaking about the response to the project, AFC Wimbledon Foundation’s Kasha Petit said it had been an eye-opening experience for the kids.

"Each day the children get to select what they want to do and they also get food at lunch-time," she said.

"We’ve had themes running throughout the week, including showing respect and teamwork. We are still building their skills while they are off school.

“We’ve started off with 60 children in the first two weeks. There will be another 60 for the next two-week block and we are getting a lot of interest from parents wanting their children to be put on the waiting list.

"We’ve had a lot of good feedback from the parents of children involved. They’ve said that it’s provided positive opportunities for their children and allowed them to try new things. We’ve been able to put on creative arts, offering a chance for children to express themselves."

The Dons even had some extra support for Saturday's game against Accrington Stanley as the kids were handed free tickets from the foundation's coaching staff.

Parent Sarah Donohue said: “My daughter Sky has thoroughly enjoyed herself and she cannot wait to come back every day.

"She’s been playing football, volleyball and basketball, as well as doing arts and plenty of other activities.”

A total of £5,000 was donated by supporters at the game, with another £5,000 contributed by a supporter who wished to remain anonymous.

This money will help fund the project moving forward.