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#GreenforGrenfell - wear something green on Friday to fundraise for victims of the disaster

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Here’s a simple idea to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, designed by students. Wear something green on Friday and pay £1 or £2 towards a special fundraising appeal.

Social media is fast spreading the word that this Friday (23 June) will be #GreenforGrenfell day. Schools across West London and beyond are set to unite to raise money for people affected by Wednesday's tragic fire in West London.

TES reports that the Fulham College Academy Trust is urging pupils and staff to show their support and solidarity by donating money and wearing #GreenforGrenfell on 23 June.

“The idea has struck a chord across the tri-borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster, with 50 schools pledging to take part in just 12 hours.”

Peter Haylock, the executive principal of Fulham College Academy Trust, is quoted saying: "Some of the students wanted to do bake sales and activities to raise money, but we wanted to make it as powerful as possible and do something a lot more global than that.

"Our students really want to try and do something positive to try to help with such a tragic situation. As many schools as we can get wearing green on Friday, the better – it would be great to see it go national."

All money donated will go to the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation’s Grenfell Tower Appeal, which has been set up with the support of the London Emergency Trust Fund. You can donate here. Use the hashtag #GreenforGrenfell on Twitter.

 

Page Published: 20/06/2017