When Is Green For Grenfell Day, Why Is Green The Colour Of The Campaign And How Can I Get Involved?


LONDON turned a shade of green today as communities paid their respects to those who lost their lives in the Grenfell blaze one year ago.

As a week of tributes continue, here’s what you need to know about Green For Grenfell day, and how you can get involved…

Getty Images – Getty Survivors and supporters march through London on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

When is Green for Grenfell Day?

The day is being organised by survivors group Grenfell United to show solidarity with all those affected.

It will be held on June 15, 2018, one day after the anniversary of the tragic blaze that claimed 72 lives.

Why is green the colour of the campaign?

Green has been chosen as the colour of the campaign because the word “Grenfell” used to mean “Green Field”.

The colour has now become synonymous with remembering those affected by the disaster.

What is being done and how can I get involved?

The colour green has been used throughout the Grenfell campaign to demonstrate support and project a message of solidarity.

Grenfell United organised for enormous banners to hang over the top four floors of the burned out Kensington tower block, with vast green hearts symbolising love and hope for survivors.

Today people wore green as they marched on the first anniversary of the fire, holding flowers spelling “Humanity 4 Grenfell”.

Even the Queen’s choice of bright green dress was thought to be showing her support for the victims of the fire.

Groups including Grenfell United are fundraising to illuminate the twelve tower blocks closest to Grenell, to “shine a light” of love and solidarity between June 14-17.

EPA People with green balloons outside the Notting Hill Methodist church in tribute to victims, on the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

You can contribute towards their £6,500 goal by donating here.

If you are in charge of a building or office, you can also show solidarity by turning the lights green.

Across the country pupils are invited to wear green instead of uniform on June 15, with other suggested activities including helping with a local cause or planting in the school garden.

You can take also part by downloading Grenfell From Today, a song created by Grenfell United in collaboration with Cornwall Hugs Grenfell.

All proceeds go towards to Cornwall organisation, which organises holidays for survivors and those affected by the fire with holidays.

Silent vigils and marches are continuing after the national silence was observed today.

All supporters are welcome to join the silent vigil from Kensington Park at 6pm on the 14th of every month, a remembrance held every month since last year’s tragedy.

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