#Game4Grenfell Demonstrated The Power Of Football

By Harry Corton

After the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, there has been an outpouring of love and support for those affected from West London outfit Queens Park Rangers F.C.


In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, the club opened their Loftus Road stadium up to the public and it became a hub for the response effort, with food, clothes and emotional support being offered by the community.

The club felt they had to do more, so after a conversation between chairman Tony Fernandes and director of football, Les Ferdinand, who grew up on the estate on which Grenfell still sits, they decided to put on a charity match to raise funds for the survivors of the disaster, many of whom are still homeless.

A host of celebrities and sportsmen signed up to join survivors and firefighters, all caught up in the blaze, to create a truly star studded lineup.

SPTT’s Harry Corton went down and spoke to some of the participants to find out more: