PICS FROM OUR “YOUR MOTHERS MEETING FOR GRENFELL”

AMAZING PICS BY THE FAB NATLIE EVANS

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The are two types of people in this world. Those that do and those that want to.

The tragedy of the Grenfell Towers fire shook the nation; as a result many felt that they wanted to do something to help but weren’t sure of how they could. Yesterday the self proclaimed pied piper of mothers Jenny Scott gave so many other women and I the opportunity to do our bit. With her brainchild Mothers Meetings she turned the tables for a good cause. With 3 days notice, approximately 60 women turned up to East London and donated to the Grenfell Tower Go Fund Me.
Guest speakers such as Mere Soeur, Style Me Sunday , Gingermum blog came to lend their support and share stories of their own struggles. In a bid to inspire in such harsh times. There were also nontoxic manicures, portrait photos and bespoke brownies on offer.

The absolute highlight though was a lady called Laura Rutherford. Who lives locally to the tower. More importantly she has spearheaded an independent grassroots initiative (The Real Community), to support and visit the families affected by the fire. She explained that although donations are being made because there is little to no council/government involvement, some people are still being over looked and are yet to receive simple  necessities such as shoes. The real community have been going round, door to door of hotels and making sure that people are receiving help and ensuring their basic needs are being met.

The day was highly driven by the desire, in all of us to make sure the victims of Grenfell felt supported.
The day was driven by the knowledge, that even the smallest assistance could and should have a domino effect of positive results.
The day was driven by the certainty, that if the shoe was on the other foot we would hope that others would do the same.

It was girl power at its finest and I felt proud to be in the room.