Grenfell residents enjoy Margate day out

Visit Kent has taken a group of Londoners affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy on a special day out in the county.

Several tourist attractions and businesses in Kent opened their doors to 49 people affected by the fire in June at the London housing block.

Organised by Kensington charity The ClementJames Centre and Visit Kent, the trip included travel to Margate on a coach arranged by Chalkwell and a visit to the vintage amusement park Dreamland Margate.

The group also explored the shops, restaurants and galleries of Margate’s Old Town and braved the blustery weather to check out Margate’s sweeping, sandy beach and community beach hut.

Sandra Matthews-Marsh, Visit Kent chief executive, said: “We were honoured to be able to work with The ClementJames Centre to arrange a day out to Margate for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

“It was a pleasure to host this lovely group for a day out by the seaside, and we very much hope our guests enjoyed their day in Margate and look forward to seeing them again soon.

“I would particularly like to thank our partners at Chalkwell and Dreamland Margate for their support and generosity in helping us to arrange the day, to the The ClementJames Centre for their hard work – and for choosing Kent as the destination for this special day.”