Grenfell: Six months on (video)
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have attended a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral yesterday, alongside members of the Royal Family, faith leaders and PM Theresa May.
Bereaved families, survivors and rescue workers were joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The fire, on 14 June, claimed 71 lives. Many of those victims were of the Muslim faith. The commemoration, marking six months since the tragedy, also gave thanks to all those who assisted at the time of the fire and since – including the emergency services, recovery teams, the community, public support workers and volunteers.
Among the 1,500 guests were members of the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit, who have worked tirelessly throughout the last 6 months to provide support to those affected. Today, they released a video filled with messages of hope, light and positivity.
Zain Miah, project manager from the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit told The Muslim Vibe:
“At a time when there is so much sadness, so much upset, and constant reminders of tragedy of that night, we needed something to give them more hope. Something to hold their hand and tell them, you will get through this, and what better way than to speak through the individuals who have played a crucial role in the relief effort. I pray these messages let them know, that the Muslim community remains here for each one of them.”
The Grenfell Muslim Response Unit is a special project hosted by the National Zakat Foundation, which serves both those of the Muslim faith, other faiths and those of no faith. It aims to provide holistic support to meet varied needs of survivors, bereaved families and evacuees.