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Grenfell crowdfunding campaign raises £2m for victims of London fire

first_img[email protected] have launched the ES Dispossession Fund with @london_cf to help the residents of #GrenfellTower. https://t.co/u54LmAbXgo pic.twitter.com/e6ywq5oZKW— JustGiving (@JustGiving) June 14, 2017 Here’s how you can support those affected by the fire in West London: https://t.co/vcXUvic1aR pic.twitter.com/3zcYKjl7mz— JustGiving (@JustGiving) June 14, 2017 Community centres also have been left “overwhelmed” by donations of food and clothing from members of the public.Meanwhile, Simon Cowell has pledged to help the victims by releasing a charity single.Anger is mounting over a litany of failings that led to the Grenfell Tower disaster, as fears grow that the death toll could rise to more than 100.Here’s how you can help the Grenfell Tower victims. Several charity and fundraising campaigns were set up following the blaze at the 24-storey block in north Kensington, west London.Haley Yearwood, a teacher at a school in the borough, started a JustGiving page which alone has helped raise more than £1m.Another campaign back by the Evening Standard newspaper on behalf of Grenfell Tower residents has also surpassed £1m.Ms Yearwood said she was “humbled” by the “absolutely amazing response” from members of the public who have donated.“Wow! We’ve got a million pounds,” she said. “I’ve raised the target again and no doubt it may have to be raised again. Thank you all so much.“I thought a target of £10,000 might have been a bit cheeky. The love and charity everyone has shown is so fantastic. This is going to help the families so much.“I know that many of our students and their families will be affected by this awful fire.” Donations to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy have surpassed £2million in just two days.center_img A spokesperson for JustGiving said: “JustGiving has once again seen a swell in generosity following the dreadful fire at the Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of this morning. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “As with all emergency situations, we will be holding funds while we work with page owners to ensure that all money makes it to those in need.”last_img

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