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Simon Cowell donates £100,000 to Grenfell Tower victims as charity single is released

Simon Cowell donates £100,000 to Grenfell Tower victims as charity single is released

“It’s been an amazing team effort. Everyone has united.

Simon Cowell has donated £100,000 to victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy this morning, following the release of his Artists for Grenfell charity single.

Music stars from across the UK – including Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, James Bay, Robbie Williams, Leona Lewis, The Who, Ella Henderson and Emeli Sande – appear on the reimagining of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ to raise money for the victims of last week’s tower block tragedy, which has left at least 79 people dead.

“I’ve kicked off my donation page with £100,000, which I hope will encourage others,”

“It’s been an amazing team effort. Everyone has united. When you hear the record it’s really emotional.

The track is opened by grime star Stormzy, with an emotional tribute to the Grenfell victims who lost their lives.

“Yeah, I don’t know where to begin so I’ll start by saying I refuse to forget you, I refuse to be silenced, I refuse to neglect you,” the track begins.

“That’s for every last soul up on Grenfell even though I’ve never even met you.

“That could have been my mum’s house. That could have been my nephew.”

Listen to the emotional track below:

You can make a donation to the victims of Grenfell Tower by downloading the single from iTunes and by visiting Artists for Grenfell.