Remembering Grenfell one year on
Over the last week, the local community has come together and organised a number of events and activities to commemorate one year since the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
In this edition of Grenfell Support News, we feature some of the events which remember those who lost their lives and who are affected by the Grenfell tragedy. The events also highlight the community’s strength and courage at this most difficult time.
On Sunday 10 June, St Clement’s Church hosted the unveiling of St Clement’s Garden of Peace and Healing. The unveiling marked the beginning of the anniversary events programme to commemorate the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The first phase of the Grenfell Memorial Mosaic was unveiled at the base of Grenfell Tower on the anniversary of the tragedy on Thursday 14 June at an event attended by the bereaved, survivors, local residents and well-wishers. The Mosaic Programme is being delivered by the ACAVA Flourish Programme in partnership with Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and will be completed over the next 12 months.
A 72-second silence was also observed at various events to mark the anniversary as well as across the nation.
Also on Thursday, St Helen’s Church hosted an anniversary memorial service, featuring a range of moving hymns, prayers and readings. The releasing of white doves and green balloons was followed by a procession from St Helen’s Church to the base of Grenfell Tower.
Following the Silent Walk from Maxilla Social Club on Thursday evening, the community gathered inKensington Memorial Park (St Mark’s Park) to break fast and mark Iftar. Also that evening there were special prayers and remembrance at Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre.
There are several events yet to be held including the Grenfell Unity Fun Day which will take place in Kensington Memorial Park on Saturday 16 June from 12 noon to 6pm. Running in parallel to this, also from 12 noon to 6pm, will be Community together for Grenfell in Avondale Park, Walmer Road.
For information on all remaining events, see Kensington and Chelsea Social Council’s website.
There is a range of ongoing support on offer for anyone affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy: For 24 hour urgent emotional and health and wellbeing support call 0800 0234 650. To contact the NHS outreach team and arrange a local visit, call 020 8962 4393. Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service offer support to people who feel anxious, stressed or traumatised and can be reached on 020 8637 6279 or on emailGrenfell.email@example.com