Stars To Gather At QPR In #Game4Grenfell

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QPR’s Loftus Road stadium will play host to a #Game4Grenfell on Saturday 2nd September 2017 (kick-off 3.00pm), as QPR and QPR in the Community Trust come together with Columbia Records and Toast Entertainment Group to show support for the community affected so tragically by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster on June 14th.

A host of stars from the world of football, music and entertainment will join together just a mile away from the North Kensington tower-block to show their support for the those devastated by the disastrous fire just two-and-a-half months ago.
The two teams, managed by former England strikers Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer, will see a number of famous ex-pros (David Seaman, Jamie Redknapp, Trevor Sinclair, Stan Collymore & more), musicians (Olly Murs, Marcus Mumford, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah & more) and famous faces from the entertainment industry (Damian Lewis, Jamie Dornan, Jack Whitehall, Ben Shephard & more) take to the field in what promises to be a day to remember for the West London community.
Monies raised from ticket sales and other fundraising initiatives around the event will be passed directly to the London Community Foundation for allocation to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, distributing funds to survivors and the wider community affected by the fire.
“The Grenfell Tower fire has had a huge impact on the local community, of which QPR is a massive part,” said Les Ferdinand who grew up in the area affected.“As someone who grew up in the area, personally this is incredibly close to my own heart and having spoken to Tony [Fernandes] (QPR Chairman), he was also keen to continue the work we’ve done in the community since the fire.

“A game, giving something back to the people of West London, seemed like the obvious thing to do, and thanks to QPR, Toast Entertainment Group and Columbia Records, the idea of a #Game4Grenfell was born.

“Despite the natural team rivalries that exist in football, I have always found that this sport can unite people and communities like no other.

“In the hours and days after the tragic fire, Fulham, Brentford, Chelsea and ourselves worked shoulder to shoulder, uniting for the communities we all live and work in.”

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#Game4Grenfell will take place at QPR’s Loftus Road.
Sky are broadcasting the match (Sky 1 & Freeview channel) as proceedings kick off at 2pm with a special pre-match show. Over 2,000 complimentary tickets will be issued to families, the emergency services, volunteers, local residents and those who played their part in the recovery efforts in North Kensington.
Additionally, the power of football will ensure the legacy extends well beyond the game itself, thanks primarily to the involvement of Marcus Mumford, lead singer of Mumford & Sons, who is the driving-force of a newly-launched free summer football programme for the young children of Grenfell.

Mumford has spent the last few weeks with survivors and their families and thanks to his efforts and the involvement of a number of local charities and organisations, of which QPR in the Community Trust has been at the forefront, a free summer football programme for young children was set up, which is now thriving at the Westway Sports Centre.

“I’m very excited to be part of the summer’s worth of football for kids affected by Grenfell and in the wider North Kensington community,” said Marcus.

“I’m also really looking forward to dusting off my boots, nutmegging Ferdinand and smashing some goals past Seaman on September 2nd.”

Using the power of football for the people of Grenfell and the wider community. A #Game4Grenfell.

A simple tag-line, but a powerful, important message.

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