Grenfell Tower fire: Hackney railway arches open as drop off point for donations
- Credit: AP
Railway arches in Hackney have opened as a drop off point for people wanting to make donations to victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze.
*** Update (6.25pm): Kensington and Chelsea Council is now asking people to donate cash rather than goods. You can give money securely here. ***
Fount London is accepting clothes, food, toiletries or even offers of accommodation from people at its base in Westgate Street in Hackney.
Police say 12 people have died in the fire, with that number expected to rise.
A spokesman for Fount London said: “It is absolutely heartbreaking what happened in west London; our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragedy.
“We understand that those involved have been left with no clothes, food, accommodation, toiletries. We also appreciate that the help points might be a little far to travel if you aren’t local.
You may also want to watch:
“FountLondon are asking that if any local people want to donate, but cannot get to West London, please feel free to drop children’s clothes, toys, toiletries, adult’s clothes, sanitary products and other such items to us. Our address is: FountLondon, Arches 358-360, Westgate Street, E8 3RN.”
A delivery will be made either tomorrow or on Friday. Contact email@example.com with any questions or for more information.
- 1 Three men who went on stabbing spree in Hackney convicted of murder
- 2 "Outcry" over fortnightly rubbish collection in Stamford Hill
- 3 "Predator" jailed after sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Hackney bus
- 4 Reopening week saw “record-breaking” days at pubs in Hoxton
- 5 70 firefighters tackle Old Street tower block blaze
- 6 Three men charged following Hackney shooting
- 7 Hackney volunteers tend to Overground station gardens
- 8 NEU members continue strike action at Leaways
- 9 Hackney schoolgirl and actress Bukky Bakray wins Bafta
- 10 Hackney restaurant exhibits local artists with new art space