Havering Town Hall turns green for Grenfell
PUBLISHED: 14:55 14 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:55 14 June 2018
"Our thoughts will be with them, their loved ones and the whole community when we mark a minute's silence at noon."
Havering Town Hall turned green last night to remember the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Last night (Wednesday, June 13) the hall in Main Road, Romford was lit up green from dusk till dawn.
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 also observed a minutes silence at noon today (Thursday, June 14) in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
A spokesman from the council said: “Last night we lit the Town Hall green in memory of the 72 people who lost their lives in the Grenfell tragedy a year ago.
“Our thoughts will be with them, their loved ones and the whole community when we mark a minute’s silence at noon.”