After the Grenfell tragedy in 2017, people from all over the UK came and volunteered to help. The #Green4GrenfellDay is held every year to appreciate and thank our community who continue to support. It is now 4 years since this tragedy which took place on the 14th June 2017.
The challenge this year is to show unity even whilst we are still under some restrictions, so Green4Grenfell Day will be marked with a week of community kindness and thank you’s. This year there is also a special focus on School staff and Health Workers as they have kept everyone safe, happy and learning.
This year, like every year so far we will show our community spirit and solidarity by wearing green. We will wear stems of fresh leaves collected from our gardens as a sign of life, growth and hope for the future.
This evening, churches across the country will join together to remember this tragedy by ringing their church bells 72 times at 7.00 pm, once for each victim of the fire. At 7.03 pm there will be two minutes silence, to remember those who died and pray for all those still affected by the fire, four years on. There will be four more rings, one for each year since the fire itself.
We pray for all who have suffered because of the Grenfell Tower blaze.
May your enduring love be with those who were taken from us, may they be remembered and treasured. We ask for your strength to be with those who survived and for everyone affected by this tragedy. Be with them as they continue to heal and rebuild their lives. Thank you for the loving community who continue to strive for justice and hope for the future.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.