St Neots engineering company will donate to Grenfell Tower disaster fund

Matthew Evans is donating money to the Grenfell fire disaster.

Matthew Evans is donating money to the Grenfell fire disaster. - Credit: Archant

A St Neots company has stepped in to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster which is now thought to have killed at least 79 people.

Safeguard Electrical Engineering, based in Offord Cluny, has said it will hand over 10 per cent of all earnings from its fire safety checks to the Grenfell Tower charity fund.

The company has also published a free preventative advice leaflet to stop another tragedy like the one seen in west London on June 14.

Matthew Evans, managing director of Safeguard Electrical Engineering, said: “As electricians, we feel it is our responsibility to make sure as many people as possible are aware of the warning signs of faulty electrics.

“We’ve put together a paper on fire safety. It’s something simple we thought we could do to help prevent a disaster in the future. This way we can help educate people, encourage more homes and businesses to carry out fire safety tests and help raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

“There has been an overwhelming response to this tragedy and the nation really has rallied together to offer aid and assistance by whatever means possible.”

More than 600 people were made homeless after the blaze destroyed homes and possessions. Large amounts of food, clothing and essentials have already been donated and the campaign will also support those who need bereavement support and accommodation.

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On Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May chaired a meeting of the Grenfell Tower recovery taskforce, which includes home secretary Amber Rudd and London mayor Sadiq Khan.

The Grenfell blaze is believed to have started in a faulty fridge in one of the tower block’s 127 flats. The fire service says 70 people are missing, presumed dead and many will probably never be identified. Inquests have been opened on some of the victims.

To obtain a free copy of the Safeguard leaflet, call 01480 811 700 or e-mail: