ON Saturday we’re celebrating the fabulous work of the club’s charitable arm, QPR in the Community Trust, as Loftus Road plays host to our QPR Community Day.
There’s plenty going on around Rangers’ Sky Bet Championship fixture against Rotherham United.
45 dedicated R’s fans are participating in Tiger Feet 8, walking 13 miles from the club’s training ground in Harlington to Loftus Road. This is in order to raise further vital funds for the QPR Tiger Cubs – our very-own Down’s syndrome football team.
En route to the stadium, the walkers will stop in at PlayFootball, South Africa Road, where the Tiger Cubs are participating in our Community Day mini-tournament. The Tiger Cubs will then join the walkers for the short walk to the ground.
Trust business development manager, Fiona Hodgson, told www.qpr.co.uk: “The Tiger Feet walks have gone from strength to strength, year on year, with the QPR family showing amazing support.
“We're all very grateful for any support that can be given for our trek from Harlington to Loftus Road on Saturday.
“We are very proud of the Tiger Cubs project and are very grateful for the opportunities that this fundraiser enables us to deliver.”
The walk has already raised over £5,000, which will all go towards the running costs of the Tiger Cubs.
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Elsewhere, five unsung heroes in the local community – nominated by QPR fans – are to be honoured during a half-time pitch presentation.
The QPR Community Day will also see local public sector organisations and charities thanked for the work they do in the area, with local teachers, firefighters, police officers and NHS staff invited to attend the presentation.
In addition, the club have also run a special ticket offer for the day, with other public sector and charity workers, along with sports club volunteers, offered discounted £9.99 tickets for the Rotherham match.
QPR CEO, Lee Hoos, added: “QPR has the community at its heart, so we wanted to show our gratitude to those unsung heroes whose contribution to the community often goes unnoticed.”