Stopping to remember

We were walking down Kings Road, past Chelsea Old Town Hall when we came across this.

Sometimes when something so big happens, we are at a loss on how to express our grief and sorrow.

So often music helps to bring out the depths of emotions. Once again, as before, artists came together to speak for us. A heartfelt, moving single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire was released last week Wednesday.

Those hoomans who perished, those who have lost loved ones, their homes, all their worldly belongings and memories – we pain for you, we remember your plight. We also wondered if any pooches were in the tower. 🙁

May’s comments: From the sound of sirens on that night two weeks ago, I never could imagine that the news the next morning could be so devastating.

Tragedies always brings the best out in people. You can tell from the news footage that people, all sorts of people were trying to do their part and give of themselves to those in need. An elderly man walked to the scene of tragedy and handed half a dozen bottles of water for the servicemen. A mother pushed her stroller piled with bottles of water.  Small gestures that spoke volumes of how desperately shocked we felt that something so tragic could happen. What should I do? What can I give?  How do I do so?

A bag of donation still sits at home. Maybe for now, when the mountain of donations continue to heap, it’s also the healing of the soul that needs help and they will need more than clothing and food and shelter.  We found another way to contribute towards those in need …

Download this moving cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic (featuring Stormzy, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Jorja Smith and many more) to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

At least £0.76 for each download of the song featured on this page will go to The London Community Foundation (a charity registered in England No. 1091263). This includes 100% of Apple’s share.

And if you’d like to donate further to the Artists for Grenfell and London Community Foundation appeal, please visit http://smarturl.it/AFGDonate

We did learn that there were pets that perished and there were pets being handed over to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to be cared for till their owners find new places to live.

But we know there were dogs in the aftermath, helping once again the servicemen as they went into Grenfell Tower. http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/06/18/hero-dogs-helped-grenfell-tower-rescue/

2 Comments

  1. Cheryl

    Thank you for posting this information. I’d heard about the song but didn’t know how to purchase it.
    We’ve been traveling in the U.K. the past 2 weeks and have felt the emotions of so many of the tragedies England has experienced these last few months.

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