Harrods donates £1m to Grenfell Tower victims

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According to Retail Gazette, Harrods donated £1 million to British Red Cross’s London Fire Relief Fund.

Westfield shopping centre also made an undisclosed donation to The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation Grenfell Tower appeal.

The world famous department store, situated three miles from Grenfell Tower within the same borough, Harrods aims to support those affected by the fire that killed at least 79 people in a block of flats on June 18.

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The fire destroyed around 150 homes in the Kensington tower block. Picture: DAVID MIRZOEFF/PA WIRE

 

Harrods employees also volunteered to collect blankets, toiletries and toys for donation.

Harrods managing director Michael Ward told Retail Gazette; “As a business based in the borough, Harrods works closely with charity partners to support their important work in our local community.

“Over the past week, we have been overwhelmed by how the community has come together to support our neighbours at this terrible time.

“Through this donation we want to play our part in helping our neighbourhood recover from this tragic event.”

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