Mo Farah, Ed Westwick, Jamie Dornan Are Just Some Of The Celebs Playing At The Game 4 Grenfell Charity Match, And We Need A Ticket
Yes. Yes please.
Football has always had a way of uniting people. It even has peacemaking power, like that time when German and British troops stopped fighting to play some footie on that famous Christmas Day truce in World War One. Yeah, we know history.
Well on the 2nd September, celebs from the football and sporting world (oh HELLO again, Mo Farah) and from the music and entertainment industries will be uniting in solidarity for the victims of Grenfell, and raising money and morale via the most star-studded football match ever. Around 2000 free tickets will be given out to victims and their families, as well as emergency service members and those who've been helping with recovery efforts.
There’ll be two teams (managed by Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer) full of the very best ex-pros in footie, including David Seaman, Jamie Redknapp and Stan Collymore. Everyone’s fave friendly footie giant Peter Crouch will be there too. CROUCHY!
In terms of music and entertainment celebs, it’s pretty much Glasto/ Oscars red carpet on a pitch. Marcus Mumford, Olly Murs, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah, Ed Westwick and Damian Lewis are among some of the celebs who’ll be featuring at Game 4 Grenfell, and with Jamie Dornan also making an appearance it’s looking like it’s going to be 50 Shades Of How-The-F**k-Can-I-Get-Me-A-Ticket.
It’s giving us a heart attack just thinking about it. In a great way.
We’re super excited that so many celebs (and extremely hot ones at that) have come together to raise money and inspire hope among the victims of Grenfell and those affected.
While Marcus Mumford has said he can't wait to "dust off" his boots and "nutmeg" Ferdinand, Olly Murs commented, “To be able to help – by playing a game of footy – was a no-brainer for me to sign up! Hopefully we can sell out the ground, and everyone gets behind this game – I can’t wait.”
NEITHER CAN WE.
The match will take place on Loftus Road in Shepherd’s Bush. Money raised will be going to the London Community Foundation for allocation to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund which destributes funds to survivors and the wider community affected by the fire. For more deets and how to get tickets, check out the site here.
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