This is how you can donate to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Forget about digging out duvets or buying stacks of water – these things are taken care of for now, and what charities supporting the Grenfell Tower families really need is cash.

Muslim Aid, which along with Islamic Relief has collected more than 60 tonnes of supplies, is now asking for contributions towards a relief fund for the victims.

The organisation has so far raised more than £73,000 for those caught up in the fire at the block in north Kensington.

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Jehangir Malik, chief executive of Muslim Aid, said: “We are very grateful for kind donations of food, water, toiletries and other items, but these are no longer needed.

“If people wish to help, we ask that they express their generosity through donations, which will go to Grenfell disaster victims.”

Mr Malik said Muslim Aid had been working on the ground to support those affected, adding: “I am shocked and deeply disturbed by the nightmare that we have witnessed and I’m so moved by the amazing generosity and support from our volunteers.”

Volunteers have been overwhelmed by the huge number of donations received (Rex)

The charity said it will be working with Kensington and Chelsea borough council to assess the needs of families over the coming weeks.

The Rugby Portobello Trust, which has been central to orchestrating the donation effort, has also asked that no more contributions are made.

Volunteer Mark Simms instead appealed on Twitter for anyone interested in helping out to first visit their Facebook page.


The Grenfell Tower Emergency Relief fund has also met its target in record time, with so many people opting to buy supplies via its Amazon page that nothing else is currently needed.

If you’d like to donate, these are some of the most prominent funds established so far:

Families of Grenfell Tower 

Haley Yearwood, director of learning at nearby Kensington Aldridge Academy, wanted to help her neighbours get back on their feet and hopes to raise £2m.

She said: “In this tight-knit community, many families have lost everything they own, whilst others have lost their lives.

“The money raised will be for those residents of Grenfell Tower affected and will hopefully, even in some small way, help them with whatever they may need in the aftermath.”

Grenfell Tower Fire Fund

The fund was set up by Eartha Pond, a councillor in nearby Queens Park, who urged people to “demonstrate our solidarity and show how GREAT Britain can really be!”

Grenfell Block Latimer Fire Appeal


The Grenfell Block Latimer Fire Appeal was established by local Muslim group, Annoor Masjid and Annoor Cultural & Community Centre. They called on people to “dig deep and give whatever you can” because “we have no idea when we’ll need the help of our neighbours”.

West London Tower Fire Victims

Shameela Islam-Zulfiqar founded this page, saying: “It is a duty for us as the Muslim community to be at the forefront of helping ALL families affected in their hour of need especially in these last few precious days of Ramadan.

“I’ll be working closely with local organization’s and GoFundMe, to ensure the funds are released in the best way possible, and I’ll keep all of the supporters of this campaign updated on this.”

The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund 


The Evening Standard’s fund will distribute donations “to victims in need of support will be run by The London Community Foundation”.

 

 

 

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