22 June 2017

A vigil is being held in Sheffield for the victims of the Finsbury Park Mosque attack, Grenfell Tower tragedy and the London and Manchester attacks.

It takes place at 6:30pm on Friday 23 June at Barker’s Pool in the city centre and has been organised by community leaders, working with the council.

Shahida Siddique, Chief Executive of FaithStar, said: “We organised this event to enable people of faith and no faith to come together in solidarity and unity in the face of adversity.

“We reject hatred and fear, whoever the perpetrators and we are stronger when we stand together. We will all stand together at this vigil to show that the power of community friendship and love is stronger than hate.”

Faith and community leaders will speak at the event, which will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, followed by a minute’s silence.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, said: “The people of Sheffield are coming together to show solidarity and to stand together to remember all those affected by the recent incidents and tragedy in Manchester, London Bridge, Grenfell Tower and Finsbury Park.

“We will also be paying tribute to our emergency services and I will be asking people to join me in a minute’s silence.”

For more information visit www.faithstarllp.com/strongertogethervigil.