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Redbridge Council revoke decision on Oakfield Playing Field

We were delighted that Redbridge Council announced on 23rd January that they would not be pursuing the decision made at Cabinet on 19th October 2023 regarding entering into negotiations with West Ham United for a lease at Oakfield Playing Fields and will recommence the process afresh.

The Miller Stone Room

On a warm summer evening in May guests attended the formal unveiling of the Miller Stone Room at Douglas Eyre Sports Centre. The Foundation has named the pavilion’s classroom in memory of two former Trustees Jack Miller and Evan Stone QC who served the charity with such distinction over the past two decades.

John Hollins OBE (19 July 1946 – 14 June 2023)

Everyone connected with London Playing Fields Foundation was devastated at the passing of one of our dearest Vice Presidents John Hollins on Wednesday 14th June.

In memory of The Rt Hon The Earl Cadogan KBE DL (1937 – 2023)

All those connected to London Playing Fields Foundation were desperately sad to hear of the passing of former Chairman Lord Cadogan on 11th June 2023 following a cardiac arrest aged 86. His contribution to the charity during his eighteen-year tenure as Chairman is incalculable.

LPFF Supports #Groundsweek 2023

To support #Groundsweek 2023 and to highlight the importance of grounds staff we spoke to LPFF Chief Executive Alex Welsh about the role they play in the charity's work to protect places to play sport forever.

Coping Through Football tournament

In October Coping Through Football hosted a tribute football tournament in memory of Eric Gyapong, a much-loved volunteer with the project who passed away earlier this year.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with deep sadness and regret London Playing Fields Foundation learnt of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with the Royal Family at this sorrowful time for them.

Emma Hayes OBE becomes a Vice President of LPFF

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Chelsea Women’s Manager Emma Hayes OBE as a Vice President.

Maggie Alphonsi MBE Becomes a Vice President

Former England rugby player Maggie Alphonsi MBE becomes a Vice President of LPFF.

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Coping Through Football Supports Heads Up

Coping Through Football, an LPFF project, was honoured to be invited to take part in the launch of a new campaign ‘Heads Up’ at Wembley Stadium on 15th May.


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