TV football event specialists The Legends has joined forces with Queens Park Rangers FC to produce #Game4Grenfell. The charity match will be held at Loftus Road on Saturday 2 September and will provide financial and community support for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June.
Two teams consisting of ex-professionals and celebrities from the world of acting, music, TV and entertainment, as well as a few special guests, will play a 90-minute match in W12, just one mile away from the North Kensington tower block.
Lester Holcombe, The Legends managing director, commented: “It’s an honour for The Legends to be given an opportunity to make a contribution to Grenfell’s healing process. We’ll do everything we can to ensure that, tonally, the game honours those lost while evidencing west London’s solidarity with and support of those facing the challenge of rebuilding their lives.”
Footballers Les Ferdinand, David Seaman, Trevor Sinclair, Alan Shearer, Andy Sinton, Jody Morris, Ally McCoist and Paul Merson are amongst those already confirmed to play their part.
Stoke City’s Peter Crouch will also feature, alongside his firefighter best friend Gregg Jules, who was directly involved in the relief effort.
In addition, Marcus Mumford, Olly Murs, Wretch 32, Kano, Ben Shephard, Damian Lewis, DJ Spoony, Tinie Tempah, Jarvis Cocker, Darren Campbell, Jamie Dornan, Richard Ashcroft, Serge Pizzorno, Tamer Hassan, Ben Cohen and James Bay are amongst those set to feature too.
“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 Mumford, lead singer of the Mumford & Sons and will play an active role in the Trust’s work in the Grenfell area.
Over two thousand complimentary tickets will be issued to those directly affected by the tragedy, including families, the emergency services, volunteers, local residents and all those who played their part in the recovery efforts in North Kensington.
Monies raised from tickets sales and other fundraising initiatives around the event will go directly through the London Community Foundation into the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, distributing funds to survivors and the wider community affected by the fire.