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CHARITY INFORMATION

QPR chose International Service and their ‘Coaching for Hope’ scheme as their nominated charity for 2006. Launched in 2005, ‘Coaching for Hope’ uses football to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children living in developing countries. The £1250 grant from Field of Dreams provided food, water and art materials to 100 orphaned children who took part in the Coaching for Hope football school in Burkino Faso, West Africa.

The project trains local and youth workers to deliver football and HIV/ Aids awareness training, providing something positive for children to do in their free time, opportunities to socialise in a safe setting and develop new skills and abilities such as team work, whilst delivering crucial messages of healthy living.

In 2005, the Rampage Retired Holiday Project for Senior Citizens received £1,000 as a result of the Football Aid game at Loftus Road. The Rampage Holiday Project organises holidays for retired and elderly people. The grant was used to pay holiday couriers costs involving Bed and Board for volunteer couriers to accompany a large group of pensioners on a coach holiday to a location in England. The volunteers organise local outings and trips once on the holiday whilst also generally assisting the senior citizens.

In addition, Kids Active, who promote through the medium of play, the education and development of children with a range of disabilities, received £1,044 which helped employ a sessional play worker for the Michael Williams Playground in London. Nick Stanhope explained the difference the play worker has made, "For the disabled children, the play worker offers structured and unstructured play sessions in a safe but challenging and stimulating environment. For their parents, these sessions, running from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, provide crucial respite from the vast responsibilities of raising a disabled child, as well as time to spend with their other children."

Finally, Hammersmith and Fulham Pre-School Learning Alliance were delighted to accept a grant of £1,044 in 2003. This allowed the organisation which aims to promote pre-school play, education and development in the community, to purchase a laptop computer, printer and software in order to improve communication with parents and ease the strain of administrative functions.


January 2010 Update -

QPR 2008 - £2,000 to the St Stephen's Primary School, helping to fund nursery school equipment for the school's children.

"A massive thank you to Field of Dreams for their generosity in ensuring that our children get the best possible resources."

QPR 2009 - £2,000 to the QPR in the Community Trust, who aim to use the power of the football club to forge stronger & deeper connections with its community. QPR in the Community focuses on creating progressive, vibrant hubs of sporting & social activities, leading to enhanced life experiences.

"We would like to thank Football aid / Field of Dreams for this kind donation. The money will allow QPR in the Community Trust to deliver healthy living breakfast and lunchtime clubs at St Josephs School in Wembley. Health is a key objective for the Trust. Both the school and the Trust are looking forward to starting this healthy lifestyles project and the benefits it will have on the kids taking part."