Grenfell tower

A silent walk is taking place today, 14 June, to mark the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, as the community continues to heal and fight for justice.

Silent walks have taken place in the five years since the disaster to mark those who lost their lives and to call for justice, with no one having faced criminal charges to date.

Firefighters from fire brigades across the UK are also participating in the silent walk, organised and led by the bereaved, survivors, and residents of Grenfell. Firefighters local to Grenfell, some of whom will have responded to the disaster themselves, will form a guard of honour for the community at the walk.

Pete Wolfenden, a firefighter who responded on the night of the blaze, said: “It’s been five years since the Grenfell Tower fire and the thoughts and wishes go out from all London firefighters and fire control staff personnel to the survivors and friends and family of those who lost their lives in this appalling incident, the worst domestic blaze in living memory.

“We also remember the brave and courageous members of all the emergency services who attended on the night and subsequent days, some of who still suffer ill health and bear the mental scars of attending that traumatic incident.”

For those wanting to join, the walk begins at Notting Hill Methodist Church at 18:00, and commences at 18:30. Organisers are asking participants to wear something green to show unity.

You can find out more by following #grenfellsilentwalk or @grenfellunited on Twitter, and details of the walk can be found on Facebook.