Tom Hardy has launched a JustGiving appeal to help the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Having decided to help, the 39-year-old A-lister posted a heartfelt message alongside his plea.
He wrote: “As a Londoner and as a human being, it is impossible to be unaffected by the harrowing, unnecessary loss of life, injury, sorrow and the continuing desperate and disturbing situation facing those that were residents of Grenfell Tower, Latimer Road, West London. It is impossible not to feel deep, profound shock and just stand by and not make the effort to help those who are innocent victims of a seemingly gross negligence.
“It is impossible not to commend the local community for their response of coming together to support those immediately affected by this tragedy at this time, and I am asking you to please help me raise funds to assist those who are suffering and their families.”
The photo featured on Tom’s fundraising page. Credit: JustGiving
He continued, seemingly imploring ‘those responsible’ to provide “secure, safe housing for those who live in public housing and the citizens/residents of the UK who are vulnerable.”
The heart-wrenching message implored for change, describing the events as ‘shameful’.
He added: “There must be a dramatic change. Tonight, all of the people who lived in Grenfell Tower and survived have lost their homes and are displaced with uncertainty and suffering. Many traumatised are still in hospitals throughout the capital recovering from this tragedy. Many are in a critical condition. And many men, women, and children have lost their lives as a direct result of this gross negligence.
“This disaster feels like it could have been undoubtedly avoided. It is unacceptable in this day and age that men, women, and children are not safe in their homes – homes that are provided by public/social housing – because those homes were not adequately maintained to a correct and appropriate standard.”
Grenfell Tower. Credit: PA Images
The star recently helped raise £39,000 for the victims of the Manchester arena bombing.
The JustGiving page, which has (at the time of writing) raised over £12,000, continues: “My heart goes out to those who have lost their lives and their loved ones. My thoughts are with the innocent families who are suffering – those who have lost their homes and possessions, their friends, families, relatives, children and their lives in a disaster which could have been avoided.
“People who now have literally nothing within a matter of hours due to what appears to be a man-made mistake and a gross act of negligence which demands a full public enquiry. Those found guilty to be held responsible and to account for gross and criminal negligence.”
You can donate to his fundraising efforts here.
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