Sky 1 and Pick to screen #Game4Grenfell


Sky is to broadcast Queens Park Rangers’ #Game4Grenfell, a charity football match in aid of the West London community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

#Game4Grenfell will be shown on Sky 1 and on Freeview channel Pick on Saturday 2nd September 2017, enabling viewers on all major TV platforms to watch the action.  The afternoon of special programming will see former football professionals, celebrities and special guests play a 90-minute match at QPR’s 18,000-capacity Loftus Road stadium in Shepherd’s Bush, the closest league ground to Grenfell Tower.

The event will kick-off with a special pre-match show featuring players and pundits, alongside those affected by the events in West London.

A number of well-known personalities are lining up to take part in the afternoon’s events including Olly Murs, Tinie Tempah, Jamie Dornan, Jarvis Cocker, Danny Jones, Les Ferdinand, David Seaman and Alan Shearer. Peter Crouch is confirmed to feature alongside his childhood friend Gregg Jules, a fire-fighter who was directly involved in the relief effort. Sky Sports’ Chris Kamara will match report on the day.

#Game4Grenfell is the brainchild of QPR Co-Chairman Tony Fernandes who has worked alongside QPR Director of Football and former football player Les Ferdinand to put the event together. The former England striker grew up on an estate close to Grenfell Tower and the pair are joined by Columbia Records’ Ferdy Unger-Hamilton.

The event has been organised by QPR in the Community Trust group and being supported by Marcus Mumford, lead singer of Mumford and Sons, who lives near to Grenfell Tower and has spent time with survivors and their families since the disaster. Marcus, in conjunction with QPR in the Community Trust and various other local organisations, is the driving-force behind a recently-launched free summer football programme at the Westway Sports Centre for the young children of Grenfell.

Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment said: 
“Through the power of football, the aim for #Game4Grenfell is to raise funds for those affected by the tragic events of June. We hope our broadcast will let millions of people across the country stand together with the Grenfell community on 2nd September.”
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