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Grenfell Tower appeal

Call for investigation

 

There has been a wave of sympathy and help for the victims of this fire.  The housing workwers branch has produced a statement expressing sympathy and noting some of the troubling questions that arise - see the full statement here.

 

We must help those directly affected now - at least two hundred are members of Unite - and ensure that no stone is left unurned to prevent this happening again.

 

Unite has launched an appeal, see a letter from Len McCluskey below and details of local help points. As an intial step we have agreed a £200 donation.

 

Local help points

 

If you are in the Latimer Road W11 1TG area you may be able to help.  Unite belives that over 2000 people have lost their homes. They need food, clothing and assistance.

 

Rugby Portebello Trust

221 Walmer Road, W11 4EY

 

St Clements Church

95 Sirday Road, W11 4EQ

 

Tabernacle Christian Centre

Jubilee House, 210 Latimer Road, W10 6QY

 

From Len Mcluskey

 

Dear friends

 

The full horror of the fire at the Grenfell Tower is yet to unfold but we do know that there has been fatalities, serious injuries and hundreds of people are left destitute and in despair.

 

Once again our emergency services have been called upon to display the selflessness and heroism we are sadly becoming all too accustomed to. Unite will be sending its solidarity to our colleague unions to express our very deep thanks for all that they do in the name of public service.

 

But we also need your help. We need you to donate to the fund to support the residents of Grenfell Tower.

 

Unite has members who live in Grenfell Tower. We are doing our utmost to locate them, and to offer every support to them and their neighbours. Our community members are already mobilising collections for essentials such as clothing, food and toiletries.

 

Clearly there are very many questions to be asked about the cause of last night’s blaze, and when the time is appropriate this union will be redoubling its efforts to put decent, safe social housing back on the political agenda. There are thousands of such towers around the UK. We must ensure that they pose no risk to human life.

 

But for today we need to rally around our fellow members and this devastated community.

 

Can your branch make a donation to help those affected by this horror through these very dark times?

 

If so, please donate to

 

London Fire

Account 33201148

Sort code 60 83 01

 

 

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