LAST week the club welcomed a special family of QPR supporters to watch training at Harlington.
It’s been an extremely difficult start to 2019 for the Moppett’s, who at the end of last year had to take in some incredibly shocking news.
The week before Christmas, Emily Moppett, a fit and healthy 19-year-old was diagnosed with cancer – a complete and devastating surprise to her and her loved ones.
Understandably, Emily and her family were deeply distressed, but at the same time adopting a positive approach.
Despite this severely upsetting revelation, Emily, with the support of her loving family became determined to take the fight to this terrible illness.
The very next day she began her Chemotherapy and continues to remain positive with the unconditional support of many people including her elder brother who wanted to showcase just how much he is with her during this tough battle.
Alex, 22, came to the conclusion that raising money for charity by pushing himself to the limit would be an ideal way to show his sister that they are fighting this battle together.
To raise money Alex will complete seven tasks in seven months. The challenges range from different things but all of them test him in one way or another. Last month he shaved his beloved hair off, this month he conquered a fear of his on a skydive and in March he will put his body on the line by running the Surrey Half Marathon.
Alex has impressively already raised more than £2,500 and hopes he can further increase the donations to two charities that have become close to his heart. One of them is the Teenage Cancer Trust and the other is Lymphoma Action.
Both Alex and Emily’s love for QPR was inherited through their Father’s support for the club. He has followed the R’s since 1975/76 and they all have season tickets in the Lower Loft.
Everyone at Queens Park Rangers Football club would like to firstly wish Emily all the best in her fight against cancer and congratulate Alex in raising money for a fabulous cause.
If you would like to kindly donate to Alex’s charity page, you can do so by clicking HERE.