One year ago, the disaster happened: Grenfell Tower was set alight and took the lives of 72 innocent people. In the centre of London, North Kensington, not far from Portobello and Notting Hill, the night of June 13, 2017 was all flames and fear.
This tragedy is still today an important issue in UK politics, as campaigners await the overdue justice for those poor people and their families. Many important public figures and artists have been showing their support in the last year and Adele is one of them.
Yesterday she went on the spot in a personal, private and discreet way with a humble tribute where she had been singing along with a choir toSimon and Garfunkel‘s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and Bill Withers‘ “Lean On Me.”
During the march organized for the commemoration, 72 seconds of silence had been observed to remember the same number of victims.
Adele was there one year ago too, as she lives not far from Grenfell Tower, and since the disaster happened, she has been actively helping and contributing to survivors of the fire; she even treated children to a free private screening of Despicable Me 3 in August 2017.
Sweet presence and the small things can help a little bit, but making a big difference to many and giving a voice to tragedies like this can’t be forgotten; so thank you Adele for showing so much support.