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Young Grenfell Tower fire survivors join stars to record charity single to raise money for victims of tragedy

Mirror logo Mirror 19/06/2017 Zoe Shenton

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Young survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire joined a host of stars to record the charity single that will raise money for the victims of last week's tragedy.

The brave children sang with the likes of Stormzy , Pixie Lott, Robbie Williams, Louise Tomlinson as they joined the 300-strong choir to record a version of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water at a west London studio.

Among them was a teenage girl who had her home gutted in the horror fire, another child whose best friend died in the inferno and nurses that treated the injured, according to reports.

A source said many people were on the verge of tears as they left the studio.

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“It was really moving. The local residents became really emotional. Some of them actually lived in Grenfell Tower. Their homes have been destroyed."

They added to The Sun: "It’s still very raw for a lot of them.”

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The idea was masterminded by Simon Cowell and choirmaster Gareth Malone.

Simon, who lives in Holland Park - a mile from the wreckage where hundreds of families lost their homes - said he felt compelled to act after seeing the devastation.

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The 57-year-old, who hopes to release the single on Wednesday, told the Mirror: “Every hour it got worse and worse. You think of yourself in that situation. The loss of life is terrible. Many of the families have got nothing, no insurance.

“I went around to have a look but couldn’t get close. It’s one of the most shocking things I have ever seen. I feel sadness, anger... so many emotions.

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“The lack of safety is so bad. There will be huge repercussions.

“It hit me very hard, especially when I heard about the baby being thrown out of the window.

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“I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more. That’s why we are making a record. It sends a message of support. We got this up and running in 48 hours. I spoke to all the major labels and they got back to me in an hour offering their support.”

Other famous faces singing on the track include Rita Ora, Leona Lewis, Craig David, Emeli Sande, Raye and many others.

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