Grenfell Memorial Quilt volunteers holding a 'justice' sign

WATCH: Grenfell Memorial Quilt six and a half years on

Six and a half years after the Grenfell Tower fire which took 72 lives and destroyed many others, campaigners are using creative means to grieve and protest dangerous cladding.

South West Londoner spoke with volunteers who meet every Tuesday at North Kensington Library to work on the ‘Grenfell Memorial Quilt’ stitching messages of loss, love and solidarity.

We asked volunteers why Grenfell still matters, considering what the fire can reveal about the UK’s cladding crisis today.

With the tower in view from the library windows, volunteers sew to remember those they have lost, proving that no victims will be forgotten.

Their aim is to make a quilt which can be displayed across the UK and which matches the dimensions of the Tower by the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, in 2027.

Click the video below to watch the story in full.

SEWING TO REMEMBER: Volunteers meet weekly to sew and share memories

For more information and updates from the organisations featured in the video, follow Grenfell Memorial Quilt and End Our Cladding Scandal on X.

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