Queens Park Rangers supporters will show their support for legendary striker Stan Bowles this weekend.The R's, who face Rotherham United in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, have set up Stan Bowles Day as a chance for supporters of all clubs to show their backing for the 66-year-old as he battles Alzheimer’s.
Bowles made 315 appearances for Rangers, and he also represented the likes of Leyton Orient, Brentford and Crewe Alexandra during his playing career.
His family have requested that donations are made on his Go Fund Me page, which has been created in conjunction with QPR, and the Just Giving Alzheimer’s Society page.
“Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s is so important to the family,” Tracy Bowles, Stan’s daughter, said to QPR’s official site.
“We’ve seen how it can affect a loved one and we want to raise as much money as possible so everyone is fully aware of the condition and the impact it can have.
“QPR is Stanley’s club and the support we’ve had from everyone connected to the Trust has been incredible over the last few days.
“There are some basic needs that are essential for Stan and the family in terms of his daily welfare – and working with the trust, we can hopefully improve his quality of day-to-day living and future care.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support so far – it just goes to show what a wonderful club QPR is.”
Rangers face Rotherham on Stan Bowles Day after seeing off Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek to record their first three points of the new season.
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