QPR's Les Ferdinand boosts St Albans City FC's prostate cancer fundraiser
PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 September 2016
The Saints' 4-2 league defeat by Hampton & Richmond Borough was softened somewhat last weekend when the local team won plenty of support to help fight prostate cancer.
Saturday, September 3, was tagged Non League Day in conjunction with Prostate Cancer UK and Clarence Park hosted a bumper crowd of 1,008 for a match that was attended by football legends Les Ferdinand, who is the current director of football at QPR, along with Sky Sports pundit and ex-Arsenal/Leicester/England footballer Alan Smith.
They were joined at half time by Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves and later by Sky television commentator Martin Tyler, all of whom gave their services at the game in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
The quartet live in St Albans and wanted to show their support for the Saints’ bid to raise both awareness of the cancer and money in aid of the charity’s work.
St Albans City Football Club owner Lawrence Levy said that over £1,500 was raised as a result of fans’ donations and an auction of England and QPR shirts signed by Les Ferdinand.
Lawrence said; “Everyone had a good time, and they enjoyed the game. I would like to thank our supporters for their generosity.”
Geoff Shreeves later tweeted that it had been “fabulous fun” and that “a lot of people put an awful lot of effort in and should be applauded for their efforts”.