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QPR celebrate Community Day at Loftus Road

THERE was reason to cheer on and off the pitch on Saturday, as Loftus Road played host to our latest QPR Community Day.

While Rangers beat Sunderland 1-0 in W12, we also celebrated the local area and the inspirational work of QPR in the Community Trust following another successful year for the club’s charitable arm.

Close to 1,000 supporters flocked to the pre-match Family FanZone at PlayFootball on South Africa Road, where QPR pair David Wheeler and Idrissa Sylla were amongst those in attendance.

Shadow Women and Equalities Minister Dawn Butler, whose Brent Central constituency is home to many QPR fans, met the QPR Ladies and QPR Girls teams and congratulated the club for the growth in female participation.

Meanwhile, five unsung heroes from the local community – nominated by QPR fans – were honoured during a half-time pitch presentation.

The ever-popular Tiger Cubs – our very own Down’s Syndrome football team – were also presented prior to kick-off ahead of this weekend’s Tiger Feet 9 walk to Craven Cottage.