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QPR WFC Support Miles for Smiles Challenge

QPR FC Women are proud to support this year’s Miles for Smiles Challenge all in aid of the charity Sarcoma UK.

During this period of lockdown, QPR FC Women and QPR Girls will battle it out to cover as many miles as possible – this could be through: walking, running, cycling, rowing, any way possible that our girls can keep get moving during this un-scheduled break.

Sarcoma UK, are a national charity that funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by sarcoma cancer and campaigns for better treatments.

Sarcoma cancer develops in the bone and soft tissue, it is difficult to diagnose and one of the hardest to treat.

But, during this tough time like many charities across the country sarcoma have been financially hit hard and your help is needed more than ever.

Ian Randall, QPR FC Women’s club photographer has experienced first-hand the amazing work Sarcoma UK do and is thankful for QPR Women and QPR Girls for supporting this fantastic cause.

Ian told www.qpr.co.uk: “Having QPR Women’s supporting a charity which is so close to my heart is very humbling.

“Having personally needed Sarcoma UK, I know the fantastic work they do, but they are only a small charity. Which as you can imagine have been financially hit by COVID-19.

“They focus on research into Sarcoma which is one of the rarest forms of cancer around and with it being so rare they are often missed out on funding – meaning fundraisers like this are so important.

“The fact everyone at the girls and Women’s set-up have thought of me and want to raise as much money as they can for Sarcoma UK is a great feeling and one makes me so proud to be a part of.”

We also caught up with QPR WFC captain, Hayley Peacock who was delighted to be part of this amazing fundraising campaign, she told www.qpr.co.uk: “Once we heard about this lockdown challenge we just wanted to be part of it.

“We all know what Sarcoma UK means to Ian and hopefully by raising some vital money for them we can help them make a difference to more great people, just like they did with Ian.

“A lot of their funding goes straight into research, so they are already helping people before you know it.

“Hopefully we can turn a bad situation like this second lockdown into a positive, by raising some money for Sarcoma UK.”

To help support our girls visit our Just Giving page here 

And to keep up to date on how the girls are doing, head to our social media channels - @QPRWFC

Having personally needed Sarcoma UK, I know the fantastic work they do.

Ian Randall