Grenfell Tower can be seen from the NHC parade route. Our community was left devastated by the loss of life and trauma of witnessing the disaster. As organisers of NHC 2018 we felt it appropriate for the people enjoying Carnival on the streets of a community still reeling from the effects of the fire to remember those who lost their lives in this horrific tragedy. We took our lead from local organisation Grenfell United, who expressed that the local community and all those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire would appreciate help in creating “brief moments of reflection and respect in the midst of the two days of revelry”. On their request Notting Hill Carnival held a 72 second silence on both days at 3pm; one second for each life lost in the fire.
Grenfell United are a group of survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire, ‘working together for the community and campaigning for safe homes, justice and change’.
For more information on how you can get involved click on the link: https://www.grenfellunited.org/