Queens Park Rangers will play host to a Game For Grenfell to raise money for those affected by the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The club and the QPR in the Community Trust have joined forces with Columbia Records and Toast Entertainment Group to put on a special charity match at the start of September.
Two teams of ex-professionals and celebrities will battle it out in a game to give something back to those affected by the fire which tragically killed 80 people on June 14.
A number of famous ex-pros, including Les Ferdinand, David Seaman, Trevor Sinclair, Alan Shearer, Andy Sinton, Jody Morris, Ally McCoist and Paul Merson, are amongst those already signed up to play their part in W12.
Peter Crouch will also feature, alongside his firefighter friend Gregg Jules, who was directly involved in the relief effort.
The power of football will ensure the legacy extends well beyond the game itself, thanks primarily to the involvement of Marcus Mumford, lead singer of Mumford & Sons, who is the driving-force of a newly-launched free summer football programme for the young children of Grenfell.
Mumford has spent the last few weeks with survivors and their families and thanks to his efforts and the involvement of a number of local charities and organisations, of which QPR in the Community Trust has been at the forefront, a free summer football programme for young children was set up, which is now thriving at the Westway Sports Centre.
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.
In addition, Mumford, Olly Murs, Wretch 32, Ben Shephard, Damian Lewis, DJ Spoony, Tinie Tempah, Jarvis Cocker, Darren Campbell, Jamie Dornan, Richard Ashcroft, Serge Pizzorno, Tamer Hassan, Ben Cohen and James Bay are amongst those set to feature too, in what promises to be a day to remember for the West London community.
More than 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.
Ferdinand, who grew up in the area affected and spent much of his youth in the local community before going on to play for QPR throughout a distinguished career for the Hoops, said: "The Grenfell Tower fire has had a huge impact on the local community, of which QPR is a massive part.
"As someone who grew up in the area, personally this is incredibly close to my own heart and having spoken to Tony [Fernandes], he was also keen to continue the work we've done in the community since the fire.
"A game, giving something back to the people of West London, seemed like the obvious thing to do, and thanks to QPR, Toast Entertainment Group and Columbia Records, the idea of a #Game4Grenfell was born."
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes added: "This game isn’t about QPR, this game is about our community, and it’s a vehicle to bring people together; to give us all an opportunity to show solidarity
"I spent my college days around the area affected and have always felt West London is special. The reaction after the Grenfell fire confirmed what I have always believed.
"It will take years, and in some cases a lifetime, for our community to recover from this. We hope this match, this event, this demonstration of support, will help, in some small way, to show that all those who have been affected are not alone. We all stand together."
Tickets for #Game4Grenfell, which takes place on Saturday, September 2, will be priced at £15 for adults and £5 concessions and can be purchased here .
For further information on the #Game4Grenfell, visit www.game4grenfell.com
To donate, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Game4Grenfell