Book your seat to pay homage to Stan Bowles

TICKET sales for QPR’s pre-season friendly fixture against Bournemouth are now approaching 4,500, as the club and fans get set to show their support for Stan Bowles.

QPR v Bournemouth

Pre-season Friendly
Saturday, 29th July 2017 - Kick-off 3pm

As of Thursday afternoon (13th July), 4,445 tickets had been sold for the game against the Cherries, as Ian Holloway puts his men through their paces for one final time before the season kicks off against Reading at Loftus Road seven days later.

With funds (detailed below) from this fixture being used to help support Bowles, who is sadly suffering from Alzheimer’s, R’s fans are encouraged to get along to the game and show their support for arguably the greatest player to pull on the blue and white hoops.

His daughter, Tracy Bowles, told www.qpr.co.uk: “The funding from this game is vital for dad.

“It is difficult watching him deteriorate. We are trying to keep him at home with us as long as possible but there is going to come a time when he needs more care

“We are grateful to everyone for putting on this match. All the family are really looking forward to it. 

“I think this will be his last visit to QPR, we won’t be able to go down there anymore.”

Don Shanks, his former team-mate and close friend, added: “The QPR fans have always been tremendous. They love Stanley and hopefully they are going to all come out in their numbers and support him on the day.”

Tickets for the fixture are priced £12 adults / seniors and £6 under-18's,

Supporters should also note there will be no £3.50 administration fee charged for this fixture.

Click HERE to buy or call 08444 777 007.

A minimum amount of £15,000 (this net figure is based on historical pre-season fixtures once associated matchday costs have been deducted) from ticket sales will go towards The QPR No.10 Foundation – a newly launched charitable fund managed by QPR in the Community Trust to assist ex-players, staff and their dependents of which Stan, who is suffering with Alzheimer’s, will be the first of many recipients.

The club would hope that due to the occasion the attendance will be considerably higher than previous pre-season fixtures played at Loftus Road, which would allow the club to make an additional donation to the newly-formed Foundation. This figure would be made public following our game against Bournemouth once a final reconciliation has been undertaken.

Supporters who purchase tickets will also have the option of clicking on a link to the QPR in the Community Trust Virgin Money Giving page, giving them the option to make their own discretionary contribution to The QPR No.10 Foundation.

The Just For Stan Committee, who are working alongside the club on this fixture, added: “We've been overwhelmed with the reaction to this fixture since the announcement was made.

“Once supporters have purchased their tickets, they will have the option to make their own discretionary contribution to the fund via the QPR in the Community Trust Virgin Money Giving page to show their support. Discretionary donations by UK taxpayers would be eligible for Gift Aid, increasing the value of the gift by 25%.

“We urge all fans of football to purchase tickets and donate to this great cause to help us fund Stan’s ongoing care.”

Click HERE to buy or call 08444 777 007.

Please note, South Africa Road, East Paddock & West Paddock and Loft Lower Family Stand will be open for this fixture.

Supporters wishing to keep abreast of all Stan related updates, and to register interest in purchasing hospitality tickets or taking up sponsorship opportunities, should visit www.justforstan.com