by Grenfell United
During Carnival we hold a 72 second silence on both days at 3pm; one second for each life lost in the fire. It means so much to survivors and bereaved families that Notting Hill Carnival pauses to remember and pay respect.
Each and every person in our community was affected by the events of 14 June 2017. We lost 72 of our loved ones and neighbours in the Grenfell tower fire.
Since the fire many survivors and bereaved families have come together to form Grenfell United. We work together for our community and campaign for safe homes, justice and change. We are determined that our loved ones and neighbours who died will not be remembered for the events of that night but for the change that comes next, so we work together for our community and campaign for safe homes, justice and change.
Two years on from the fire, we have achieved so much together as a community. The monthly silent walks, on the 14th of each month, bring us together to remember and to send a message that we remain strong in our campaign for justice. We have campaigned for an expert panel to be added to the Inquiry and managed to get dangerous combustible cladding banned across the country.
But there is still so much that needs to change. Thousands of people across the country are still living in unsafe homes and their concerns are not being listened to. And two years on from the fire justice still feels like a long way away.
We are determined not to let Grenfell fade away and allow politicians to leave everything the same. Everyone has the right to live in a safe home and to be treated with dignity and respect.
We thank you for your support today and everyday as we continue our campaign for justice and change.
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