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Grenfell Together

On January 24th, 2019, the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit (GMRU) hosted its final event – Grenfell Together. The event brought together the families, staff, volunteers, funders, and partners of the GMRU to reflect on our milestones and consider the wider social issues revealed by the Grenfell tragedy. Panel sessions featured survivors, campaigners and charity workers discussing the events of the past 19 months.

In the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy – the biggest homeland disaster since World War Two – the National Zakat Foundation housed GMRU, making it possible for them to provide medium to long-term support for the families affected.

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, attended the event and praised us for demonstrating the “true spirit of our city.”

Hanan Wahabi, a survivor who lost her brother, sister-in-law, two nephews and a niece, praised the support given by Standard readers and the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit.

She said: “I can’t put it into words how appreciative we are… you don’t expect to be in this situation, and then to have people throughout the nation put their hands in their pockets and help us was fantastic.”

We’ve got lots of photos and tweets for you, so you can catch up on the night’s events.

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