West London neighbours come together for former midfielder suffering from Alzheimer's
Supporters from Brentford and Queens Park Rangers will be collecting money around Griffin Park for former player Stan Bowles at tomorrow’s West London derby. Bucket shakers will be collecting in the pubs and surrounding roads before and after tomorrow’s game between Stan’s two old sides.
Stan represented both The Bees and Rangers in an illustrious 17-year football career which saw him win five England caps. He spent nearly a decade at Loftus Road during the 1970s before ending his career with The Bees, winning the club’s Player of the Year award in 1982.
The mercurial midfielder was diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer’s in the summer of 2015 and now requires round the clock care. Last season saw Queens Park Rangers hold ‘Stan Bowles Day’ in honour of the midfielder while a proportion of the programme receipts from this fixture last season were donated to Stan and the Alzheimer’s Society.