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Harrods donates £1m to Grenfell Tower disaster fund

Harrods has donated £1m to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, some of whom were employees at the luxury department store.

The retailer has made the donation to the British Red Cross’s London Fire Relief Fund. It was set up to support those affected by the fire, which killed at least 79 people.

Some Harrods employees died in the fire, and the business is working with the families of victims from overseas to fly them to the UK and help with funeral arrangements.

Harrods employees have been collecting blankets, toiletries and toys for donation, while in-house cooks have been producing food for local relief centres. Staff have also been volunteering as interpreters and translators on the ground in Kensington.

Michael Ward, managing director of Harrods, which is located three miles from the tower, said: “As a business based in the borough, Harrods works closely with charity partners to support their important work in our local community.

“Over the past week, we have been overwhelmed by how the community has come together to support our neighbours at this terrible time. Through this donation we want to play our part in helping our neighbourhood recover from this tragic event.”

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