Following the recent events of the Grenfell tower tragedy, Sky will broadcast a charity match in support for the West London community.
#Game4Grenfell will be part of an afternoon of special programming and will see former football professionals and special guests play a 90-minute match at QPR’s Loftus Road stadium, the closest league ground to Grenfell Tower.
Well-known personalities are gearing up to take part including Tinie Tempah, Jamie Dornan, Jarvis Cocker, Les Ferdinand, David Seaman and Alan Shearer. Sky Sports’ Chris Kamara will report on the match.
QPR Co-Chairman Tony Fernandes and former football player Les Ferdinand helped to put the event together, with support from Mumford and Sons singer Marcus Mumford, who lives near Grenfell Tower and has spent time with survivors and their families since the disaster.
The game has been commissioned by the Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment Philip Edgar-Jones.
Edgar-Jones said: “Through the power of football, the aim for #Game4Grenfell is to raise funds for those affected by the tragic events of June. We hope our broadcast will let millions of people across the country stand together with the Grenfell community on 2nd September.”
Tickets for the match can be found here along with other information about the day. Money raised from ticket sales will be given 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.
#Game4Grenfell will be shown on Sky 1 and Pick from 2pm on Saturday September 2.