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Adele treats young Grenfell Tower survivors to extra-special cinema trip

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Adele has been one of the most high-profile supporters of the people caught up in the Grenfell fire disaster. From visiting the site of the tower to delivering cake to hero firefighters, the award-winning singer has pledged to stand by those caught up in the disaster – insisting that she is “not leaving them” because she’s “involved now”.

And, for all those sceptics who accused the star of making ‘empty promises’, Adele has continued to make good on her word, even organising a special cinema screening of Despicable Me 3 for the children affected by the tragedy.


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The singer, who recently cancelled the final dates of her world tour, booked out Whiteley’s cinema in Queensway, west London and joined the children for an afternoon of animated fun.

And Twitter has since been flooded with messages of gratitude from the Grenfell community.

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Speaking to The Sun about Adele’s generosity, someone close to the star explained: “Adele sees her work in the community as a full-time priority now her touring days are over for the foreseeable future.

“Being a local Londoner, she’s made no secret about how personally affected she was by the Grenfell Tower blaze and wants to help in every way she can.

While she’s working hard behind the scenes to raise cash, she wanted to treat residents to a night of fun and help take their minds off what happened and organised a private viewing of the brand new Despicable Me 3 movie.

Everyone was overwhelmed by her generosity.”


Read more: Lily Allen believes that the death toll at Grenfell is being downplayed


Adele previously implored her fans to keep paying attention to the Grenfell case.

“A lot of the [victims’] stories aren’t mine to tell, especially on a stage like this,” she said during one of her final Wembley performances. “[But] today is two weeks since it happened and they are being neglected now.”

The Grammy-winning musician emphasised that she would personally ensure that any money donated to the Grenfell victims by the audience would get to the people who needed it – an apparent nod to allegations that the millions of pounds so far donated have not been making it into the hands of victims.

“I promise any money that we raise will get to them… I promise I will get the money directly in that tower,” said Adele.

Find out more about how you can support the victims of the Grenfell fire at thebiggive.org.uklocalgiving.org and redcross.org.uk

Images: Twitter

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