Stars gather in West London for Grenfell Tower football match

A charity football match will today see cultures collide as stars including David Seaman and Jarvis Cocker compete to raise funds for Grenfell Tower survivors.

The former England goalkeeper and Pulp frontman join a cast of celebrities including Marcus Mumford, Les Ferdinand, Peter Crouch and Damian Lewis at the Game4Grenfell.

Queens Park Rangers is to host the celebrity showdown at Loftus Road stadium, situated just a mile away from the site of the disaster.

Damian Lewis will be playing. (Nigel French/PA)
Damian Lewis will be playing. (Nigel French/PA)

Firefighter Gregg Jules, who helped with the relief effort following the fire, will also take part.

All ticket money will go to the Evening Standard's fund for those touched by the tragedy, which claimed at least 80 lives in June.

Around 2,000 complimentary tickets are to be given to those directly affected, including residents, relatives of the victims, volunteers and emergency services, organisers said.

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Also walking down the tunnel for the expected 3pm kick-off will be Olly Murs, Tinie Tempah, Jamie Dornan, Trevor Sinclair and Ally McCoist.

Les Ferdinand, who hails from the area, helped organise the event with QPR chairman Tony Fernandes and Columbia Records' Ferdy Unger-Hamilton.

The former Premier League star said: "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."

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