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Truro’s Cathedral Choir records charity single to remember Grenfell

Truro Cathedral Choir have recorded a special charity single in remembrance of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Photo: ITV West Country

Truro Cathedral Choir have recorded a special charity single in remembrance of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Thursday marks one year since 72 people died when the London tower block caught fire on 14 June last year.

The song called 'Grenfell for Today' is the idea of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, a project which has been organising Cornish holidays for survivors and firefighters in the aftermath.

The download proceeds will be shared between Cornwall Hugs Grenfell and the Grenfell Foundation. Credit: ITV West Country

The founder of the project, Esme Paige, said she felt there was a need for a song to mark the tragic event.

There needed to be a song to mark such an enormous, tragic event and something that we would remember it by every year... It's like a musical hug, it's about solidarity and remembrance and we won't forget.”

– Esme Page, Cornwall Hugs Grenfell

Some choristers say they felt privileged to perform the song and now the Cornwall Hugs Grenfell charity want other choirs and school children get involved by sharing the song in their own communities too.

George Warren, 9, said it is a Credit: ITV West Country

It's really nice the fact that it's about Grenfell tower and all the people that survived and well yes it's just a really fun song to sing.''

– George Warren, aged 9
Elodie Lawry, Truro Cathedral Head Chorister, says the choristers were playing their part to help Grenfell victims and survivors. Credit: ITV West Country

So we're all neighbours and we all play our part... We didn't experience what they went through but in the eyes of God we're all neighbours and in the small way that we can try and help we're all playing our part.''

– Elodie Lawry, Truro Cathedral Head Chorister
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Up to 250 Grenfell survivors, firefighters and their families have visited Cornwall for respite holidays donated by businesses and well-wishers.

Up to 250 Grenfell survivors and firefighters have visited Cornwall for respite holidays. Credit: ITV West Country

The charity says all the money raised from downloads will be shared between Cornwall Hugs Grenfell and the London based Grenfell Foundation.