The Prince of Wales visits the QPR in the Community Trust to discuss their work following the Grenfell Fire
Published 26 May 2023
Ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, The Prince of Wales has visited the Queens Park Rangers (QPR) Football Stadium to hear how the club has provided invaluable support in the immediate aftermath and in the years since the fire, as well as meet some of the affected community who they have worked with.
While at the club, His Royal Highness heard from the CEO of the QPR in the Community Trust and legendary footballer Les Ferdinand about how they helped build the Trust’s community response to the fire in the days following the disaster.
Following this, The Prince sat down with community workers and youth workers funded by the Trust, who are carrying out work in the local area to support those affected by the fire, including through mentoring, mental health support, and personal development.
His Royal Highness spent time with survivors, bereaved family members and local residents who have been involved in organising and participating in football matches such as Game 4 Grenfell and the recent Grenfell Memorial Cup. They discussed how the disaster impacted them, how football has helped them since the fire and what the future holds for them six years on.
Last year, The Prince attended the memorial service to mark the five-year anniversary of the fire alongside The Princess of Wales. The Prince also accompanied Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth to meet those affected by the fire in June 2017.
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