QPR defender Angel Rangel has been named this seasons PFA Community Champion.
The 37-year-old who arrived in west London in 2018 has played a key role in many community projects which are run by QPR in the Community Trust.
Rangel has personally made major contributions to both the Felix project and the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank which aim to help as many people with vital life supplies.
At the start of the current 2019/20 campaign Rangel was at the forefront of the club’s partnership with our local foodbank, with the right-back in attendance at our launch ahead of our home fixture with Luton Town, which saw regular foodbanks in around the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on match days.
Then again ahead of our home clash with Charlton Athletic, the Spaniard was in attendance at our Christmas FanZone, which help see over 200kg of food and £2,000 in cash being donated to the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank to help those in need.
In addition to this, throughout the current pandemic, Rangel has continued his fantastic support of both initiatives, doing as much as he can from home.
When speaking about the award Rangel told www.qpr.co.uk: “It means a lot, it’s a great feeling to have received a reward for something that I enjoy doing.
“Off the pitch I always want to help others, especially those who are in need. Obviously, a lot of my work has been more related to food with the Foodbanks and the Felix Project. But supporting people that need vital food is something that I have always been involved in and it’s something that I love doing.
“It’s a good feeling to be nominated and amazing to represent a club like QPR, that does so much fantastic work in the Community, that is a credit to Andy Evans and all of his team.
“They do some great work and me being able to play a small part in it and then winning this sort of award makes me immensely proud.”
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