West Mercia Homes staff climb Hereford tower to raise money for Grenfell victims

Exactly a month since the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, staff from Hereford based housing association, West Mercia Homes, will be climbing the 140ft tower of Hereford Cathedral to raise funds for the victims of the fire.

Organisers Nick Howland and Mike Williams from the repairs and maintenance team at West Mercia Homes said: ‘After the suffering and hardship caused to so many people by the fire at Grenfell, we wanted to show our solidarity and raise funds for the victims.’

The team will be joined by staff and residents of SHYPP and will receive a blessing from The Dean of Hereford before climbing the tower via its 218 steps.

The Dean of Hereford, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, said: ‘Hereford Cathedral is delighted to support the ascent of our tower by staff of West Mercia Homes, in aid of British Red Cross and its work supporting victims of the recent terrible fire in West London. Our hearts went out to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower incident and we have been praying for them and for those dealing with the aftermath of the fire. We applaud this practical effort by West Mercia Homes to raise money for the victims, and wish them every success in the climb. They will be rewarded by stunning views of Hereford from the top!’

All money raised will be donated to the  British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund.