Norbury florist Sam Jennings, wins award for helping Grenfell Tower survivors


Sam Jennings, who runs Flower Girl London at Norbury train station, has been awarded for her kindness towards hundreds of Grenfell Tower survivors and evacuees.

The incident which happened six months ago on the 14 June, saw the 24-storey tower engulfed in flames and resulted in over 70 deaths and 70 injuries.

Believed to have been caused by a faulty fridge-freezer the devastating fire was fully extinguished after 60 hours. Evidential hearings began in October and is still ongoing.

Sam, who lives on the other side of the city, was deeply affected by the events and gave up her free time to help the victims and survivors and meet their favourite celebrities.

Originally collecting goods and necessities to give to the affected families, same came to the realisation that gift cards were more affected, and launched the #giftcardsforGrenfell campaign.

Sam even went as far as getting Stormzy to video call a young boy who survived the Grenfell Tower Fire.


She has now been recognised for her efforts and told the Croydon Advertiser: “When I realised what was on my television was in London, it did not compute. I think I was shaking.

“At first my main thing was that I was not intruding, so I was with verified people who helped me get to the right people.

“We raised about £2,000 through the gift card campaign with donations coming from Macclesfield to as far away as Australia,” she explained.

Sam is now working on a fundraising drive to buy Christmas presents for the children directly affected by the fire and help them through possible post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

To donate to Christmas for Grenfell click here


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