Grenfell 4 year anniversary
We are approaching the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell fire, our thoughts and prayers are with the whole community of North Kensington as we remember the 72 lives lost.
Difficult feelings and thoughts often surface around anniversaries and it is particularly hard this year as the community is still somewhat restricted to gather in person and grieve together.
These leaflets from the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service offer some advice for looking after yourself and others, during this difficult time and information on reaching out to NHS services. For individuals and for families.
The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing service is offering emotional support to the community around the anniversary.
These leaflets provide information & guidance on coping around this time.
For more information visit the website https://grenfellwellbeing.com/
There are many events taking place in the community over this period, below are some of them.
Commemorations at Grenfell Tower site
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), as guardian of the Grenfell Tower site, will be supporting bereaved families anda former residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk who wish to pay their respects inside the site cordon on and around 14 June.
Access to the site will be given on the 13 and 14 June, for more information visit https://grenfellanniversary2021.eventbrite.co.uk
Ring for Grenfell – Bishop of Kensington
Churches nationwide are encouraged to ring their bells at 7pm on 14th June, to mark the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Churches across the country will remember the tragedy by ringing our church bells 72 times at 7 pm. At 7.03 pm, there will be two minutes silence. There will be four more rings, one for each year since the fire itself.
From 7th – 14th June Green4Grenfell are asking communities, schools and clubs to promote unity, gratitude, spirit and resilience by:
- Wearing Green
- Thanking your local heroes
- Doing small acts of kindness for your neighbours (whilst respecting social distancing rules) and your other community heroes.
- Use the Green Heart template to celebrate your local community hero & put it in your window.
- Letting us know about it using our hashtag #Green4GrenfellDay
More information available here www.green4grenfell.org
Al Manaar counselling service open support group sessions
To mark the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell tower fire, the Al Manaar is offering Drop-in session support for individuals, family, friends and everyone involved in the community in the coming weeks of June.
The teams at ACS serve to support everyone in the North Kensington community regardless of ethnicity, religion or culture.
When: Every Monday 7th to 28th June. Time: 8pm – 9:30pm. For more information and link click here https://almanaar.org.uk/4th-anniversary-of-the-grenfell-tower-fire/
Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic
The last four mosaic pieces of phase two of ACAVA's Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic will be installed in June 2021, in time for the fourth anniversary of the fire.
The Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic is a project initiated in May 2018 by ACAVA in partnership with Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre.The mosaic is an ever-growing installation situated at the base of Grenfell Tower. Each month a different community, faith group or school work with ACAVA artist Emily Fuller and local artist Tomomi Yoshida to create a new section to add to the artwork.