Following the tragic fire this week at Grenfell Tower in Kensington a group of societies at Middlesex University London collectively led by student Ayah Benberna and the Islamic Society, supported by Middlesex University Students’ Union have organised an emergency response.
Middlesex University students have volunteered at community centres and donated food, clothes and money as well as blood.
Sabren Amin who is Vice President of the Arab Society at Middlesex University as well as a volunteer at Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre explained why she is volunteering: “When you see the devastating situation that happened on the news, I don't feel like there’s any human that wouldn't want to help, especially knowing that the affected area is only a few train stops away.
“As sad as the situation was it's incredibly heart-warming to see people from all backgrounds and walks of life come together and give all the support that they could. Whether its people generously donating food, clothes and sleep essentials or helping to sort out all the items and delivering them.
“What stood out to me the most was that so many of the volunteers were fasting while the temperature was so high, but that didn't stop any of them, they were lifting the heavy boxes, running back and forth to sort through donation and walking in the heat through the crazy traffic to deliver the donations to exactly where they were needed.
“My heart goes out to all the people who resided in Grenfell Tower and their family and friends."