Simon Cowell has this evening announced plans for a ‘charity record’ that will be released in aid of the people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Sadly, it has been confirmed that 17 people have lost their lives after a fire engulfed a tower block of flats in London in the early hours of Wednesday morning. What’s even more heartbreaking is that it’s expected that number will rise over the coming days. Many people have also lost their homes following the fire as the tower is now uninhabitable due to the fire ravishing the building in mere minutes.
If there is one thing we do best in the UK, it’s rallying around and showing our love, support, and compassion following such tragic events. The past few weeks have certainly been testing when it comes to tragedy, but that only makes us stronger, and it makes everyone come together.
Tonight, Simon Cowell has announced that he is currently making calls to put together a ‘record’, which he’s hoping to officially confirm tomorrow. At the moment, it’s not entirely clear how the record will work, but we imagine it will go down to the Band Aid route, in which singers will gather together to record a heartfelt song, which will then be released. As we’ve seen in the past, it’s possible that an amount from each sale will go towards the cause.
Cowell wrote on Twitter: “We hope to confirm a record tomorrow, which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight”.
We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) June 15, 2017
As we saw in Manchester a couple of weeks ago at the One Love Manchester concert, celebrities are keen to show their support following such heartbreaking events, so we don’t reckon it’ll be hard for Cowell to get people involved for such a worthy cause. If the record goes down the route we think it may do, it’ll be likely that we’ll hear many voices from the Syco record label including the likes of Little Mix and Olly Murs.
Fingers crossed we’ll have more concrete news tomorrow!