Londoners have flocked to help some of those affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze in West London, which has left at least six dead, more than 50 injured, and many without homes.
Jamie Oliver said on Instagram this morning that he will offer free food at his Jamie’s Italian restaurant at the Westfield shopping centre, which is around the corner from the tower.
He said: “To any of the 100’s of FAMILIES effected by this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamies Italian team.”
To any of the 100's of FAMILIES effected by this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamies Italian team. We are in the Westfield just around the corner. Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love …. this is for victims of the fire our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all big love jamie x x x x
Some of the centres have reportedly been overwhelmed by donations from locals wanting to help.
A list of some of the closeby collection spots is below.
Below, relief fund buckets are also being handed around.
People have been gathering clothes, toys and toiletries at the nearby St Clements Church for the residents of the tower, many of whom are just in their pyjamas.
People only have their pyjamas Need spare clothes, toys, toiletries – all ages:
St Clements Church
95 Sirdar Rd
Members of the Sikh community from Ealing Gurdwara are understood to have been at Grenfell Tower since 5am handing out food and water.
Sikh Gurudwaras in London have started collecting and distributing spare clothes, toys, toiletries for #GrenfellTower evacuees! #Share pic.twitter.com/TT1cTWZXRp
— Harjinder S Kukreja (@SinghLions) June 14, 2017
Collections are also being made at the local Rugby club.
If you’re taking blankets and things to Ladbroke Grove, you can take them to the Rugby Portobello Club. 221 Walmer Road W11 4EY
— Clo clo (@chloedesuze) June 14, 2017
On Facebook, users were also spreading the word of what, how, and where people could donate clothes too, by copying and pasting the same posts on their newsfeeds:
Talk Talk said it has opened up its office to anyone in need of a cup of tea or just a place to rest.
ANYONE IN WEST LONDON
PLEASE BRING ANY CLOTHING, FOOD, BEDDING OR TOYS
Drop off is CLEM ATTLEE ESTATE HALL from 9AM!!#GrenfellTower
— Dan Edwards (@danedwards9) June 14, 2017
Some individuals have just opened up their homes for shelter or a cup of tea for those in need.