It's an impressive Feet as QPR Tiger Cubs trek to Loftus Road
PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 October 2015
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Saturday's 4-3 victory over Bolton Wanderers marked a special occasion for the QPR Tiger Cubs, a football team for children and young people with Down's Syndrome.
The day was named ‘Tiger Feet 7’, celebrating the Tiger Cubs’ seventh birthday. Forty supporters, as well as some of the Tiger Cubs players and their families, walked the 13-mile route from QPR’s training ground in Harlington to Loftus Road in aid of the team.
Last year, ‘Tiger Feet 6’ raised £20,000 as the Tiger Cubs and Rangers supporters walked from west London to West Ham’s Upton Park stadium for QPR’s Premier League fixture against the Hammers.
On Saturday, the bucket collections around Loftus Road alone raised more than £2,000. The current total stands at over £7,500 – and supporters will be able to donate online for the next few weeks.
Hoops midfielder Karl Henry took the time to visit the Tiger Cubs in one of their training sessions and commended QPR’s community trust project: “It’s always nice to put things into perspective when you see the Tiger Cubs enjoying themselves,” he said.
“A lot goes on behind the scenes with QPR in the Community Trust that isn’t always in the public eye. It’s really nice to attend a session and get involved with the project.”
The money raised by Tiger Feet goes directly towards the Tiger Cubs team to cover their expenses and to assist them with future projects.
The project aims to create an environment whereby the players benefit not only physically, but socially and emotionally too.
To donate, visit http://virginmoneygiving.com/TigerFeet7