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Grenfell Tower Fire: Rita Ora, Jeremy Clarkson And Rylan Highlight Ways To Help Those Affected

Between 400-550 people have been left without a home.

14/06/2017 16:26 | Updated 14 June 2017

Celebrities including Rita Ora, Jeremy Clarkson, Scarlett Moffatt and Rylan Clark-Neal have highlighted the ways people can help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

The 24-storey residential building in west London went up in flames just before 1am on Wednesday (14 June), with 12 people confirmed dead and more than 70 being treated at hospitals across the city.

The tower, which contained 120 flats, was home to 400-550 people, many of whom have now been left temporarily homeless due to the fire. 

As a result, famous names have used their social media accounts to spread the word of various help points, which are accepting donations for clothes, food, toiletries, toys and sanitary products. 

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Other stars including Dermot O’Leary, Katie Price and Fearne Cotton have also shared their sympathies with the residents of the tower block:

Singer Lily Allen, who lives close to the block, also offered beds and tea to those affected

She tweeted: “A lot of people without homes here tonight. Not a lot of info. If anyone needs a bed or a lift or tea, tweet me and I’ll follow back.”

Jamie Oliver has also offered free food at his nearby restaurant.

The celebrity chef owns Jamie’s Italian at the Westfield shopping centre in White City, which is just a 20-minute walk from Grenfell Tower. 

Posting on Instagram, he wrote: “You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamie’s Italian team. We are in the Westfield just around the corner.

“Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love.”

A number of online fundraising campaigns for the victims have already resulted in thousands of pounds worth of donations.

HuffPost UK has also been told that Westfield will pay for hotels for those in need.

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