This New Magazine Is Raising Money And Awareness For Grenfell Victims

Stepping in where Theresa May has not

A New Magazine Is Raising Money And Awareness For Grenfell Victims

by Amel Mukhtar |
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There is a new publication coming out in memory of the victims of Grenfell.

Off The Block is a print magazine raising money and reflecting on the horrific tragedy.

Since the fire, the slow reaction of the government in helping the victims has been widely critised. Although those affected are finally starting to see some of the money donated for them over a year ago, the majority have *still *not been rehoused and have been strung along by a series of false promises.

At the recent Brit Awards Stormzy called out Theresa May by name, asking: 'Yo Theresa May, where's that money for Grenfell? / What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? / You're criminals, and you've got the cheek to call us savages? / You should do some jail time, you should pay some damages / we should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.'

All of the profits made by the magazine will go to the community group Humanity4Grenfell. Off The Block tell us it is primarily run by survivors and focuses on extending support and tangibly helping those affected by the fire. They are also said to organise community events and marches for its cause.

In Off The Block's own words: 'The magazine serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it reflects on the event, and explores the subsequent reactions to the tragedy (both governmental and community). It simultaneously celebrates London: its boldness, diversity, creativity, and unwillingness to be labelled and boxed in.

'We are grounded in lifestyle; it includes opinion, music, fashion, literature, poetry, photography, art, and more. We hope that our content will inspire discussion, meditation and change, and will allow our readers to look at both Grenfell, London, and wider issues affecting British youth in a new light.'

And it’s available for pre-order in both PDF and print form so get your copy now!

EDIT 07/03/18: We have been contacted by Off The Block to tell us that they are not currently associated with Humanity4Grenfell and are searching for a new Grenfell-related charity to donate their profits to.

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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