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Ex-Premier League players are competing in a charity match to raise money for Grenfell Tower victims

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Tom Victor
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Veteran footballer Marvin Morgan has set up a charity football match with the goal of raising £10,000 for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Morgan, who played for Aldershot Town and Plymouth Argyle and spent last season with non-league Bath City, has enlisted the help of a number of current and former professional and semi-professional players for the fundraiser, which will take place today.

The 34-year-old drove to West London from Watford just hours after the incident, which has (at the time of writing) claimed at least 17 lives, with many more reported missing.

Veteran footballer Marvin Morgan has organised the event

Morgan was among those to donate supplies at Al Manaar Mosque in West London, one of the local places of worship to open its doors to survivors of the blaze, and various crowdfunding appeals have been launched following the incident.

Muslim residents awake due to Ramadan have been credited for helping save lives after fire ripped through the multi-storey building, while volunteers included an A-Level student who took a break from volunteering to sit an exam a few hours after the blaze.

Former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison and ex-Chelsea youngster Anthony Grant are among those involved, according to the Daily Mirror, with Morgan promising that every penny raised will go towards those affected by the fire.

Arsenal Fan TV duo DT and Troopz will commentate on the game, which is being streamed live, and those after further information have been encouraged to contact Morgan or former Wimbledon midfielder James Mulley on Twitter.

The news comes as England and Manchester City player Raheem Sterling has pledged to make a substantial donation of his own, telling the BBC: “This is a deep and sad situation, one that's close to my heart and hard to swallow. I would like to help in the best way I can."

More than £1 million has been raised across multiple crowdfunding sites, as efforts continue to identify victims and help those survivors who have been left homeless.