On the 14th June 2017, a huge fire engulfed the residential Grenfell Tower block in London, raging through the night and still blazing over 24 hours later.
Eyewitnesses saw dozens of people trapped inside, some of them making the agonising decision to jump from several storeys high to try and escape the blaze. Parents threw their children from the windows in the hope they would be caught by the public below. The event was tragic on an unprecedented scale, and, being so close to home, we feel it's our duty to support those who have lost everything in the fire.
The tower’s residents were a true representation of London: a mixture of backgrounds, religions and races. Those who survived have lost everything and will face a mountain to climb to get back on their feet without prolonged professional help. They require immediate support including food, clothing, essentials and toiletries, but going forward they will need shelter, funds to replace necessities and counselling. Those who tragically lost their lives will have family members needing support now and in the future.
How can you help
The Serendipity Foundation have set up a fundraising page and we're aiming to raise £5000 inshAllah to support the effort of local charities working on the ground to help families get back to some sense of normality.
If you can donate as little as £5 to the cause, you'll be helping one of those families begin their long journey back from this tragic event. To donate, please visit our fundraising page by clicking here