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Darius Parkinson
Remembering Grenfell, Five Years On

Remembering Grenfell, Five Years On

It’s five years to the day since the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, which took the lives of 72 people in west London, and affected so many more. To mark the anniversary, Luke Howard from our Community team spoke with Paul Menacer, a Grenfell survivor and lifelong Arsenal fan, to find out more about his story. Paul has been working closely with our Community team ever since the tragedy, helping to coordinate projects, making sure that support is going to those in need, and running his own community football programme. Luke: Firstly, could you tell us a bit about...

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Umar Bux
The Grenfell Memorial Cup Brought a Neglected Community Together Through the Beautiful Game

The Grenfell Memorial Cup Brought a Neglected Community Together Through the Beautiful Game

Almost five years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy; the local community has been brought together for a one-of-a-kind football tournament to remember the 72 innocent lives lost in the tragic 2017 fire: The Grenfell Memorial Cup. Paul Menacer, Karim Mussilhy, and The Grenfell Foundation organised the one day event – held at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium with the support of QPR – as a testament to the togetherness of people who have been failed in unimaginable ways by the government. Following the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, football was one of the many ways a broken community began...

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