X Factor’s Simon Cowell donates £100,000 to victims of Grenfell Tower fire
Simon Cowell has donated £100,000 to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire this morning (Wednesday, June 21) in the hope that it will “encourage others”.
The man behind X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent made the large donation after releasing his Artists for Grenfell charity single: “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
The adaption of the famous Garfunkel tune features many big-name artists, including Rita Ora, Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Liam Payne, Emeli Sande, Louis Tomlinson, James Bay, The Who, Ella Henderson and Leona Lewis.
Profits from the single will go towards the victims of the tragedy, which left at least 79 people dead.
Simon told The Sun newspaper: “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.
“At 8pm, ITV are going to show the video exclusively after Coronation Street.”
The emotional track begins with a tribute from grime artist Stormzy, who raps: “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.
“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.”