On the 14th of June, 2017, the Grenfell Tower disaster took place. It claimed the lives of 71, and left hundred of others destitute and their lives in ruins.
#Game4Grenfell took place at nearby Loftus Road Stadium, the home of Queens Park Rangers, just a mile from the Grenfell Tower. The match saw countless celebrities pitted against one another, and aimed to raise money for the innocent victims of the disaster.
Presented by comedian Adam Hills, along with Chris Kamara, Matt Lucas, Alan Davies and Ian Wright, the match was broadcast live on Sky and Freeview channels. Including the likes of: Ed Westwick, Olly Murs, Jamie Dornan, Mo Farah, Tinie Tempah, Les Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Jose Mourinho and a whole host of famous fames, Game4Grenfell raised a staggering £455K for charity.
The preparation for the match involved everything from helping set up studio cameras, working with presenters and managing talent's needs, during the shoot I ran our talent greenroom. This was our private area reserved exclusively for talent and VIPs, waiting to enter the studio. From psyching up players before the match, to preparing or coaching professional footballers for their onscreen interviews, the role was incredibly varied and was incredibly talent oriented.
Being a part of the show allowed me to not only work on an excellent television production, but also be a part of a much wider charity project, which provided thousands of pounds worth of support for victims of the fire.