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Grenfell Tower fire: Where to donate in Newham to help victims

PUBLISHED: 17:23 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:27 14 June 2017

The fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in the early hours of the morning (Picture: AP Matt Dunham)

The fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in the early hours of the morning (Picture: AP Matt Dunham)

Mischa Saag

Collection points have been set up across Newham to collect donations for families made homeless in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London. Picture: PA/Victoria JonesSmoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London. Picture: PA/Victoria Jones

At least 12 people died in the inferno, which broke out in the early hours of the morning in a 24-storey block in Ladbroke Grove, and others are fighting for their lives.

Donations of specific items can be made at Coffee7, in Sebert Road, Forest Gate, and at West Ham Labour’s headquarters in Stratford High Street from 8.30pm tonight and between 8am and 10am tomorrow.

The items will then be taken to the relief centres in west London tomorrow.

Cllr Seyi Akiwowo, who set up the collection alongside fellow councillors Rachel Tripp and Rokhsana Fiaz, said that she “wanted to do something to help”.

“These people have got nothing,” she added.

The specific items needed are:

-Baby formula/food

-Bottled water

-Sanitary products

-Plus-size clothing

-Blankets and towels

-Underwear

-Old mobile phones

-Sim cards

-Summer shoes

Further collections are taking place at the RCCG Royal Connections, in Monier Road, near the London Stadium; the Ridley Christian Centre in Upton Lane, Forest Gate; and the Abdullah Aid office, also in Upton Lane.


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