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Mo Farah to take part in charity football match for Grenfell


FOUR-TIME Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has signed up for charity football match, #Game4Grenfell.

The British distance great will join a host of celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment for the special match at QPR’s Loftus Road stadium this weekend (September 2), which will act as a community event to give something back to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, using football as a powerful tool to unite the people of North Kensington and the wider community.

Speaking on his involvement in the charity match, Farah said: “Like everyone else, I was shocked and incredibly upset by what happened at Grenfell Tower. I grew up in West London, and have friends and family who live in the area, so to see a tragedy like that take place was just heart-breaking."

“But the way that people in the community have come together since then is amazing, and something I find incredibly inspiring. That’s why I’m excited to be taking part in the #Game4Grenfell – it will help raise money for survivors and those affected by the fire, but it will also show the community how much we care."

“My football skills are pretty rusty, but I can’t wait to get my boots on and see what I can do!”

Tickets for #Game4Grenfell are priced £15 for adults and £5 concessions.

Monies raised from ticket sales and other fundraising initiatives around the event will be passed directly to the London Community Foundation for allocation to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, distributing funds to survivors and the wider community affected by the fire.

Over 2,000 complimentary tickets will be issued to those directly affected by the tragedy, including families, the emergency services, volunteers, local residents and those who played their part in the recovery efforts in North Kensington.

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