QPR honour Grenfell victims with mosaic to be unveiled on second anniversary of tragedy

QUEENS PARK RANGERS are one of 12 community organisations involved in a touching tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

A flower-shaped mosaic has been created with a petal representing each group, inscribing a word that they feel is fitting to the community's reaction to the disaster.

The mosaic was created from a partnership between the Al Mannar muslim cultural heritage centre and Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art (ACAVA).

It will be dismantled into the 12 pieces on the second anniversary of the fire, Friday June 14, with each organisation keeping their own petal – QPR's bearing the word "resilience".

The centre of the flower will be gifted to Grenfell United, the official organisation for survivors, the bereaved and community around the North Kensington tower block.

The disaster claimed 72 lives in 2017 and a public inquiry investigating the causes remains ongoing.

QPR Community Trust officer Nawfal Elasri told the club website: "We were the tenth petal and the words that were selected before all represent the feeling of the community.

"We felt that this word represents us well – it shows that even if you have setbacks you can rise above them and come back better.

"Never give up and fight all obstacles.

"I am proud of what we have done – to be recognised as an organisation that has done a lot to help these people after what they've been through is important to us."


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