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Adele Visits Grenfell Tower Firefighters And Brings Along Cake For Good Measure

Adele Visits Grenfell Tower Firefighters And Brings Along Cake For Good Measure

After the unimaginable horrors of the Grenfell Tower disaster last week, many people have been moved into helping out where they can.

Whether this is the tireless work of the volunteers, those supplying items to the survivors of the fire, or those donating cash to the help fund, thousands of people have been involved.

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Singer Adele made sure she showed solidarity with those who'd lost their lives by attending a vigil near the Grenfell Tower site just hours after the fire tore through the building.

Speaking to the BBC, station manager Ben King said: "She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us.

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"So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: 'Hi, I'm Adele'. Everyone was so shocked.

"She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute's silence.

A fund to help the victims of the fire and their families has been set up. At the time of writing, almost £400,000 has been raised.

Tom Hardy has also been involved, starting up his own crowdfunding effort to help those affected.

He wrote: "As a Londoner and as a human being, it is impossible to be unaffected by the harrowing, unnecessary loss of life, injury, sorrow and the continuing desperate and disturbing situation facing those that were residents of Grenfell Tower, Latimer Road, West London.

"It is impossible not to feel deep, profound shock and just stand by and not make the effort to help those who are innocent victims of a seemingly gross negligence.

"It is impossible not to commend the local community for their response of coming together to support those immediately affected by this tragedy at this time, and I am asking you to please help me raise funds to assist those who are suffering and their families."

The JustGiving page, which has currently raised nearly £50,000, continues: "My heart goes out to those who have lost their lives and their loved ones. My thoughts are with the innocent families who are suffering - those who have lost their homes and possessions, their friends, families, relatives, children and their lives in a disaster which could have been avoided.

"People who now have literally nothing within a matter of hours due to what appears to be a man-made mistake and a gross act of negligence which demands a full public enquiry. Those found guilty to be held responsible and to account for gross and criminal negligence."

You can donate to his fundraising efforts here.

Featured Image Credit: London Fire Brigade

Topics: Awesome, Grenfell Tower, Cake, Legend

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]

 

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