ON what is commonly known as International Women’s Day, QPR in the Community Trust are delighted to announce that members of our QPR FC Women side have become official ambassadors for the Trust.
Hayley Peacock, Kasha Petit, Laura Hennessy, Jenny Moore, Merle Redhead-Ling, Melanie Hall, Ailish Carolan and Eshe Davies have all pledged their support to the club’s charitable arm – joining forces with our men’s side in a groundbreaking move by the R’s.
With QPR FC Women now operating under the Trust side of the club, this is just another step in highlighting our commitment to the local community and also another reason to celebrate as we look ahead to this week’s Community Day, 2021.
As women’s football continues to grow, our women’s side is as important as ever and their work can make a huge difference to the west London area.
The club understands the increasing need for visibility of women’s sport and the benefits this can have, particularly on young people. This cross-club initiative will support vital work in the community and will link in with some exciting upcoming projects we have lined up for the not too distant future.
Andy Evans, CEO of QPR Trust, told www.qpr.co.uk: “To have the support of our women’s side is vitally important to us as a trust.
“Women’s football continues to grow and we are delighted that as a Trust we are a part of that.
“We understand that they have jobs alongside their footballing careers, but the fact they still want to help make a difference to our local community is hugely humbling and shows the great characters we have at the club.
“I am immensely proud and would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Hayley, Kasha, Laura, Jenny, Merle, Melanie, Ailish and Eshe.”
QPR FC Women club captain Hayley Peacock was also quick to praise the initiative, by telling www.qpr.co.uk: “Ever since I arrived at the club, we have admired the work the Trust have done, but now being ambassadors we can make a real difference.
“QPR are so well connected to the west London area and we wanted to be a part of that.
“Women’s football is forever growing. To be able to use that tool to help the local community and more specifically younger people - we are honoured to do that and represent the club in the best way possible.”