Candlelit vigil for Grenfell Tower victims as hundreds gather to pay respects

first_imgMany wept openly as a sea of candles softly illuminated the road outside the Latymer Christian Centre, just yards from the site of the blaze.The small building has become the hub of a relief effort, co-ordinating aid and providing support for those displaced. Latimer Road candlelit vigil ❤️#JusticeForGrenfell pic.twitter.com/AqVgEm1KJ7— shani-akilah (@shani_akilah) June 16, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One woman takes a moment to rememberCredit: Paul Davey / Barcroft Images The hundreds gathered on Bramley Road joined in with renditions of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, as well as Amazing Grace, during the short service.Then the crowd were asked to raise candles or torches in the air as they observed two minutes of silence for the dead. Local residents and supporters were seen around the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire disasterCredit:Paul Davey / Barcroft Images Flowers and candles were left near the scene Flowers and candles were left near the scene Credit:Paul Davey / Barcroft Images A painstaking recovery effort has been taking place at the gutted tower, with authorities predicting the death toll is likely to rise considerably.Brenda Mercer, 64, who organised the vigil, has been instrumental in helping the relief effort from the Latymer centre. Illuminated by candlelight, west London came together in grief.Nearly three days since a fire ravaged Grenfell Tower, killing at least 30, hundreds of mourners stood arm in arm at a vigil. Local residents and supporters were seen around the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster One woman takes a moment to remember The 64-year-old said: “Last night I came to the wall to lay some flowers and I was overwhelmed because of how people were actually supporting each other, hugging each other.”There were only around a dozen people there and I thought, ‘I need to do something on a bigger scale’, so I went home and organised this.”last_img