Remembering Grenfell

On Sunday, the thought of all at Notting Hill Genesis will be with those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, particularly the eight NHG residents who lost their lives, as well as their friends and families.

We know many of our residents and staff would usually attend memorial events, but there are still many ways to join with the community despite social distancing measures.

From 11am, Humanity for Grenfell will be hosting a virtual anniversary memorial service and are encouraging people to remain indoors while still remembering those who lost their lives, which can be accessed via YouTube or Facebook.

It will be led by faith leaders and involve prayers and tributes, a roll call of victims and 72-second silence, the Grenfell Pledge recited by community members and politicians and the lighting of remembrance candles.

At 6pm, Grenfell United will host an online remembrance and reflection with bells to remember those who died, a multi-faith vigil and reflections from the community.

At 10.30pm, Grenfell United are also urging the nation to #GoGreenforGrenfell by switching off their lights, opening the curtains and playing their film on full screen to ensure their windows glow green. You can find out more at www.grenfellunited.org.uk.

We will be paying our respects with a Twitter post on Sunday morning. We will then maintain a social media silence for the rest of the day.

If you are struggling at this difficult time, there has been a document created by the NHS Grenfell Health and Wellbeing service, outlining how to look after yourself during the Grenfell anniversary.