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QPR midfielder visits Tiger Cubs ahead of Saturday’s fundraising walk


QPR Tiger Cubs warmed-up for Saturday’s #TigerFeet7 walk to Loftus Road with a visit from R’s midfielder Karl Henry earlier this week.


The Tiger Cubs – QPR’s much-loved Down’s Syndrome team – celebrate their seventh birthday by joining an army of Rangers fans making the 13-mile walk from Harlington to W12 on Saturday.
“It’s always nice to put things into perspective when you see the Tiger Cubs enjoying themselves,” he told www.qpr.co.uk. “It’s great to see everyone with smiles on their faces.
“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. It was a privilege to go and see what the guys do there, and I met some really great people.
“I’d like to wish everyone taking part in the walk, good luck!”
Run in partnership with the Down’s Syndrome Association, the Tiger Cubs project aims to create a multi-tier learning environment that will improve the participants’ overall physical, social and emotional health. 
Following hot on the heels of last year’s Tiger Feet 6 – which surpassed £20,000 – the money raised from the walk goes directly to the team to cover their expenses and assisting with future projects and further extending new opportunities for the project. 
Speaking ahead of this year’s walk, Trust disability projects manager, Conor McBrearty, told us: “We’re really looking forward to the walk. It’s going to be a great day.
“Over 40 walkers have signed up, and some Tiger Cubs and their families will be joining us as well.
“Monies raised go towards paying for facilities and qualified coaches. And there are trips to friendlies and tournaments, too.
“We now also do a lot of other different sessions, like cookery and tennis. We’re expanding our offering but that’s only because of the different Tiger Feet walks, and the money that’s been raised by the fans. We couldn’t do it without them. We really appreciate it.”
He added: “Karl Henry joined us at a Tiger Cubs session in midweek and it was great to have him there.
“The kids really enjoyed his presence, and asking him questions. He got asked some tricky ones, but he enjoyed it! 
“The children are all still talking about his visit.”
Want to show your support for #TigerFeet7? You can donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/tigerfeet7.




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