Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy recently joined thousands of football fans for a Game 4 Grenfell charity match.
QPR hosted a celebrity charity match on an emotional sunny and warm day at Loftus Road. The match was organised to raise funds for those affected by the inferno in north Kensington.
The event was just a mile away from where at least 80 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire of 14 June. More than 18,000 supporters packed QPR’s stadium to watch stars from the world of football, entertainment and music in the match. The match was won by a team managed by Les Ferdinand.
Nick Burton, a survivor of the fire, walked out with QPR owner Fernandes and Ferdinand ahead of the match.
The trio laid wreaths in memory of those who died at Grenfell before the fans in attendance held a minute’s silence.
Ferdinand was one of the two managers on the day, along with Alan Shearer. A host of other famous faces included Jose Mourinho, Olly Murs, David James and Tinie Tempah. They all took to the field to contest a 90-minute match.