After paying her respects to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire during a vigil held at the scene of the tragedy last week, multi-award winning singer Adele has still been keeping those affected by the disaster in her mind.
The singer made a spontaneous trip to Chelsea Fire Station yesterday to visit the firefighters who risked their lives tackling the blaze and attempting to save the lives of those tragically trapped inside.
The mum-of-one reportedly just “turned up at the station and knocked on the window” for a “cup of tea and a cuddle” with the brave men and women who have been left shaken and scarred by what they witnessed last week.
Rob Petty, a fireman at the station, shared his thoughts after meeting the singer, “Lovely girl, genuinely grounded, interested and humbled. Beautiful” he said.
Station manager Ben King said: “She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us.
“So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: ‘Hi, I’m Adele’. Everyone was so shocked.
“She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute’s silence.
“We have had so much support for the local community and we cannot thank everyone enough.”
Adele Grenfell Tower Vigil Surprise
Last week, a vigil was held to support victims of the terrible event and pay respect to those who lost their lives with the devastating fire. Amongst the mourners, multi-award winning singer Adele was spotted hugging local residents and comforting those around her.
Accompanied by her husband Simon, the Tottenham-born superstar was visibly moved by the events and desperate to do anything she could to help.
Adele isn’t the only celebrity who has lent their support to those in need following the tragedy. Many stars took to social media to pay their respects, and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has offered those affected by the fire free food and drink in his restaurant which is nearest to the neighborhood affected. Singer Rita Ora was also spotted volunteering near the site of the tragedy.
The Grenfell Tower Fire – what happened?
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, residents of the Grenfell Tower in north Kensington awoke to a living nightmare when the 24-storey block of flats that was their home went up in flames.
Over 50 people were taken to five different hospitals across London following the blaze. Tragically, the London fire brigade and the Met Police have confirmed that there have been “a number of fatalities”.
“I believe there are 79 people that are either dead, or missing, and sadly I have to presume are dead,” Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said.
The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, although there is speculation that it could have been due to a faulty fridge. An absence of fire alarms, advice that told residents to stay in their flats and reports of ignored warnings when it came down to the fire safety of the building have all been blamed for the horrific extent of the fire and damage it caused, as well as the tragic loss of life as a result.