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Following the Grenfell Tower fire in London earlier this week, Councillor Dee Sharpe arranged for Pocklington Fire Station to be the collection point for much needed clothing.

Through a London MEP contact, Councillor Sharpe, recent Vice-Chair of the Fire Authority, arranged for a van load of clothing to be taken down on Friday 16 June.

Pictured left to right are a colleague from North Yorkshire FRS who were travelling down in convoy, Pocklington Watch Manager Mandi Hyde, Cllr Dee Sharpe, Station Manager Daren Johnson and SM Dave Collingwood who loaded the van and set off for the capital in a service van. On arrival in Kensington, the team were met by volunteers at one of the many centres set up over recent days.

The relief effort will continue in the community for many weeks and months to come and our thoughts again are with all those affected by the fire and our grateful thanks go to our brave colleagues from London Fire Brigade who put themselves in extreme danger to save many lives.