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£18,502raised of £50,000 target by 538 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to help provide the children who survived, or have been affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire with counselling and great experiences!

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North Kensington Firefighters - Marathon for Grenfell

We are a team of 9 firefighters from Red Watch at North Kensington fire station. We were the first crew on scene at the Grenfell Tower fire on the 14th June 2017. Alongside our emergency service colleagues we battled to save lives as one of the worst British tragedies of modern times unfolded within our own community.

In the weeks and months since the fire we have grieved with, and stood in solidarity with the survivors and community of Grenfell. Now, in 2018, we would like to help heal and re-build.

We are running the 2018 London Marathon with the aim of raising £50,000 for “Kids on the Green.” This grassroots group was set up in the aftermath of Grenfell to provide free counselling to the children who survived, or were affected by the fire. They also provide free entertainment such as discos, dance classes, art therapy and parties.

The money we raise will help Kids on the Green buy essential equipment and deliver their services for years to come. A big ambition of the organisation is to obtain a re-conditioned double decker bus. This would enable them to travel around the borough of Kensington & Chelsea (and beyond) giving a shattered community access to the therapies and services that the group has become famous for.

More information about Kids on the Green can be found on their facebook page @KidsontheGreenW11

Overall this fantastic organisation allows children who have seen and experienced the unthinkable to regain a sense of normality and do what kids do best, have fun!

Everyone at North Kensington Fire Station would love the children of our community to grow up with their lives defined by happy times and achievements, not by a tragedy. Please donate and help to make this a reality.

For regular updates on the team’s training progress, please visit our Facebook page.

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North Kensington Red Watch.

For any donation enquiries, contact: run4grenfellg27@hotmail.com

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    North Kensington Red Watch

    North Kensington Red Watch

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much for your support with our campaign. Due to the fantastic amount of donations we have received, we have decided to raise our target! 💚

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538

  • Hannah

    Hannah

    Feb 24, 2018

    You were already heroes, to do this too brings a tear to the eye. Could be more in awe of you all. Wish I could afford to give you more x

    £5.00

  • Karen Sibly

    Karen Sibly

    Feb 24, 2018

    Good luck!!! Carry on being amazing and stay safe! Xxx

    £10.00

  • Juliet Townsend

    Juliet Townsend

    Feb 24, 2018

    Good Luck Team, with much love x

    £10.00

  • Justin Plimmer

    Justin Plimmer

    Feb 24, 2018

    Good luck guys... it’s an amazing thing you are doing. I will be thinking of you all. Take care and be safe.Justin. Blue Watch X

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 23, 2018

    £10.00

  • Lisa Clark

    Lisa Clark

    Feb 23, 2018

    Hero’s who keep on giving, you should be very proud

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 22, 2018

    Well done Tom and your colleagues. From Derek and Jen Watson.

    £20.00

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North Kensington Red Watch

North Kensington Red Watch

North Kensington Fire Station

The runners: WM Mike Dowden, CM Chris Secrett, FF Tom Abell, FF Dave Badillo, FF Danny Bills, FF Danny Brown, FF Mike Fredericks, FF Michael Kirkpatrick, FF Justin O’Beirne.

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