Jeremy Clarkson donates his entire wardrobe to Grenfell blaze victims
JEREMY CLARKSON, Jamie Oliver and Lily Allen have rushed to do what they can to help victims of today’s west London tower block inferno.
The Grand Tour presenter, who is only just recovering from co-presenter Richard Hammond’s near-fatal car accident at the weekend, took to Facebook to post a Just Giving link, which he captioned: ‘Everything that was clean in my wardrobe has been donated. Please try and do the same thing.’
He later followed up with a tweet urging local people to follow his lead: ‘People of Kensington. Remember to give what you can spare — clothes etc — to those made homeless by that terrible fire.’
And Clarkson wasn’t the only kindly TV personality doing what he could to help.
Chef Jamie Oliver offered his Westfield restaurant as somewhere victims of the tragedy could ‘hang out’ and be ‘fed and watered’.
Posting a picture of the still-smoking tower on Instagram, he captioned it: ‘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’
Meanwhile, singer Lily Allen kept up a running commentary of events and also offered her hospitality.
‘If anyone needs a bed of [sic] a lift, or a tea tweet me and I’ll follow back. #NorthKensington,’ she tweeted.
Big Brother star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace also offered accommodation to anyone in need.
‘I have a flat in kings cross free until the 1st July any family who’ve lost their home can stay there for free please msg me #grenfelltower,’ she tweeted.
And Love Island host Caroline Flack was reported to be planning to take supplies to the victims at Westway Sports Centre this afternoon.
Other famous faces took to social media to express their sorrow and solidarity.
Musician Sam Smith tweeted: ‘Horrifying news to wake up to this morning in London. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims xxxx’
And singer Rita Ora revealed that she ‘used to play in that block’, adding: ‘I want to do all I can do to help.’
Meanwhile, musician Billy Bragg hailed the rescue services, tweeting: ‘Respect to the brave firefighters from the London Fire Brigade who risked their lives to save people at #GrenfellTower.’
Author: Anna Thomson