Purpleman invited to Grenfell Tower community day after delivering love and flowers from York

Purpleman in front of the fire-wrecked Grenfell Tower
19 Aug 2017 @ 7.52 pm
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Two months after the Grenfell Tower fire, the community are holding a fun and fundraising day – and Purpleman was invited along to represent York.

Earlier this summer the street performer delivered flowers and messages of love and friendship to people affected by the horrific blaze on June 14, in which at least 80 people died.

Purpleman had collected donations and good wishes from the people of York while on his stationery bike on Stonegate, and took them to the scene of the blaze.

As a result he was asked back today at a Community Fun Day, organised by the Bramley’s Big Adventure indoor playground near to the tower on Saturday (August 19). It was raising money for the fund to support victims of the blaze.

‘Love is stronger than hate’

Purpleman and a woman hug close to Grenfell Tower

Purpleman, who used to live in London one mile away from Grenfell Tower, said the trip to deliver the flowers was very emotional.

In recent weeks he has also taken flowers and good wishes from York to the scenes of May’s Manchester Arena bombing and to London Bridge and Borough Market, after the terrorist attack on June 3.

At each location PM delivered the message that “love is stronger than terror and hate”.

“People have been beautiful and kind with much emotion expressed,” he told YorkMix.

Purpleman at Grenfell

At London Bridge

At Manchester