When the tragic Grenfell Towers inferno claimed many lives and left many more homeless, EwePack’s Steve Lawson-Smith was staying on the 30th floor of a modern hotel in Singapore, listening to the live reports of the tragedy.
“I felt sick to the bottom of my stomach”, Steve says “I looked across at the adjacent apartment block and imagined the horror.”
It was natural to want to help out in some way, so when Kids on The Green asked for support from Londoners to provide play equipment and a storage container, EwePack was pleased to be able to help. Within a day we delivered a shipping container which they’ve used ever since, to store vital equipment.
Kids on the Green was set up in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower devastation, and provides a calm space and play-therapy for families, children & teens. The project began on June 15th with just a table, a rug, a bag of footballs and a box of felt tips. With the help of volunteers and support from individuals and businesses like EwePack, the project sprang into action to provide activities all summer long; it’s now moving into its winter programme.