A SILENT walk will pay tribute to the victims of a fire that killed 72 people.

Tomorrow (Friday June 14) will mark the second anniversary of the tragic fire that consumed the Grenfell tower in Kensington, West London.

As a local way to remember those who lost their lives and to show solidarity with the Grenfell community, a ‘silent walk’ has been organised for Worcester.

Since the fire, the local Grenfell community have held a silent walk on the 14th of every month to remember those killed in the fire and to find strength to keep campaigning for justice and change.

Everyone joining the walk will gather outside Worcester Guildhall from 7pm. Speeches will start at 7.20pm. Speakers include the Dean of Worcester, the very Revd Peter Atkinson, a representative from the Fire Brigades Union and Worcester Trades Union Council. The Worcester silent walk will set off at the same time as the Grenfell Walk, 7.45pm on Friday June 14. The event will end in Cathedral Square with the reading of the names of the 72 victims followed by a 72-second silence.

Grenfell United and Justice for Grenfell have been made aware of this event and its aims and have welcomed Worcester’s support.

Several political parties and organisations are supporting the event, but the organisers wish to stress that the walk is not party political, it is a remembrance event.