QPR head coach Ian Holloway has told Get West London that a Sheffield Wednesday staff member gave him a donation for the Grenfall disaster fund.

In order to raise money for the people who were left without a home after the Grenfall Tower fire, QPR have organised a charity match set to take place on the 2nd September. The game will see several legends take to the pitch including the likes of Les Ferdinand, David Seaman and Alan Shearer. There will also be several celebrities taking part as well with Jarvis Cocker, Damian Lewis and Jamie Dornan all among the names hoping to help do what they can to raise money for the fund.

The plight of the people who have been displaced by this fire has affected people across the country and this was shown as QPR traveled up to South Yorkshire to face Sheffield Wednesday. Ahead of the match, which would end up being a 1-1 draw, Holloway has revealed that a staff member who worked at the club gave him a donation for the Grenfall disaster fund, something that touched him.

He said: “Football fans never cease to amaze me. We’re very very privileged to love a game like this.”

“Every time I come to Sheffield, I get this. The people of Sheffield are something else.”

“Two different ladies gave me some sweets, and they always do, and one handed me a card with a donation for the Grenfell disaster.”

“That is what it’s about for me. I love this place and I love the people so thank you so much.”

“It’s always a pleasure to come up here. It’s a wonderful club, well supported and I want to wish them good luck with their new ambitions.”

About Author