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Minute silence across Redbridge at noon for Grenfell and green illumination tonight

PUBLISHED: 11:57 14 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 14 June 2018

Grenfell Tower (centre) in west London is illuminated in green along with its surrounding towers to mark a year since the moment the devastating fire took hold, claiming 72 lives. Picture: Jonathan Brady

Grenfell Tower (centre) in west London is illuminated in green along with its surrounding towers to mark a year since the moment the devastating fire took hold, claiming 72 lives. Picture: Jonathan Brady

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Redbridge Council's office building will be illuminated green tonight to remember the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The 12th floor of Lynton House, Griggs Approach, Ilford, along with the street lights outside the Town Hall and the Kenneth More Theatre, will be lit green in support of the event, organised by Grenfell United.

One year on from the tragedy, this national go green event has been designed to celebrate a spirit of unity and collaboration on Thursday, June 14.

It will reflect how the community around the tower and all over the UK came together to help after the tragedy last year.
Buildings in London such as BT Tower and London Eye will be illuminated, creating a memorial visible across the capital.

The Grenfell community has asked schools to wear something green, fundraise for local causes and share their stories, photos and projects from the day on social media using the hashtag #GreenForGrenfellDay.

The council will also observe a minute’s silence at 12noon today in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Council leader Councillor Jas Athwal said: “The Grenfell fire was an unimaginable tragedy that shocked our country to the core.

“One year on it’s time to reflect and remember and I hope others across the borough will join us in supporting this important initiative.”

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