When a fire sparked at Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Tuesday Morning, it took out the homes of hundreds of families and devastatingly claimed 17 lives so far. But with true British spirit, the community – and entire country – has pulled together to help where they can, famous faces included.
Adele privately went to the scene of the Grenfell Tower tragedy yesterday evening to comfort those affected by the incident, which took place just 14 miles away from where the fire took place.
People took to Twitter to share about the Grammy winner’s visit, with one tweet saying, ‘i’m so proud stanning a humble & genuine human being like you. i love you so much, queen @Adele… Adele was going around and hugging everyone she could to comfort them… [sic]’.
Rita Ora also went to the aftermath of the incident, going to one of the distribution centers set up in the wake of the tragedy to physically help with donations that were being made throughout the day. She was seen sorting out piles of donated clothes and carrying heavy cases of water as she helped out with her friends.
Lily Allen and TV chef Jamie Oliver also offered a helping hand, with Lily tweeting out support and going down to help with donations. Jamie offered free food and drinks to the victims.
If anyone need a bed or a lift, or tea tweet me and I'll follow back. #NorthKensington
— lily (@lilyallen) June 14, 2017
To any of the 100's of FAMILIES effected by this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamies Italian team. We are in the Westfield just around the corner. Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love …. this is for victims of the fire our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all big love jamie x x x x
YouTuber Jim Chapman also went and booked out some hotel rooms for some of the victims who were left with nothing to their name and nowhere to go to set up camp.
I'm going to book a few hotel rooms near #GrenfellTower. Get in touch if you have nowhere to stay and I'll try to get a roof over your head
— Jim Chapman (@JimChapman) June 14, 2017
While these stars did such an incredible thing to pull together and help out in such a horrific event, the true heroes were the incredible firefighters who risked their lives to put out the fire and save lives.
— Rob Bonser-Wilton (@RobB_W1) June 15, 2017
We are eternally grateful for the emergency services in the country who time and time again attend to these incidents without batting an eyelid.