Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy.
In the days after the fire, the Grenfell community came together in a great show of unity, and an enormous amount of support poured in from across the whole of the UK. On Friday 15th June 2018, we are supporting the UK wide Green for Grenfell Day. This day aims to spur people across the UK to celebrate solidarity and diversity within their own communities and recognise the strength of people joining together.
We are aware that a number of families in our own community were personally affected by this tragedy and one of our parents, Jules Carey, is representing a large number of victims in the public inquiry, including families of 27 of those who lost their lives. We continue to pray for strength and courage for all the families and individuals who are continuing to live through this tragedy.
Many children have worn an item of green clothing with their school uniform today and donated £1 to the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund, as recommended by the Dioscese of London. Donations will be taken throughout the day so please do donate if you can.
We have set up quiet areas at school during the day where children can write a prayer for the people affected by the Grenfell tragedy.
You can access the resources the government have provided for further information on the initiative using this link. You can also keep up to date with current and future campaigns on the Grenfell United webpage.