Registered Charity no. 1127806
Every year, 28 enthusiastic Super Hoops supporters compete for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of playing on the hallowed turf at Loftus Road by bidding on line at www.footballaid.com
Launched in 2001, Football Aid has been immensely popular with fans of all Clubs, but more importantly it has raised a significant amount of money for charity. And QPR has contributed its fair share.
Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson said:
“Since Football Aid was more than 9000 players have enjoyed the very unique experience that we offer. We are delighted that this year 900 more will share that experience.”
“With the support of our successful bidders and our legends, we have been able to make donations to several charities and good causes around the UK. This is truly a win-win experience for everyone.”
Football Aid allows fans the chance to 'Live the Dream' and take part in the ultimate football experience. They get to pull on their favourite shirt, run through the tunnel onto the hallowed turf and play in the stadium of their dreams for either 45 or 90 minutes alongside their football heroes from QPR’s history.
The charity matches are held at the end of the football season at iconic stadiums around the UK and in Europe. More than 300 games have taken place since the concept was first introduced in 2001.
Football Aid has so far generated £1 million for registered charities and voluntary organisations. All funds raised from events are distributed through Football Aid's parent charity, Field of Dreams towards diabetes research, education and management projects and also to charities nominated for funding by the clubs involved in the events.