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'I can do what I feel is needed': Bertrand immerses himself in relief effort for fire victims

The 27-year-old Southampton and England defender is from Southwark in central London.

SOUTHAMPTON’S RYAN BERTRAND visited Grenfell Tower on Friday and will return to the area on Monday morning to assist with the relief effort and short-term emergency planning.

The 27-year-old, who’s from Southwark in central London, has admitted he doesn’t have all the answers but wants to be part of the strategy in helping those affected by the tragedy, particularly in matters of rehousing.

“I went to Grenfell Tower yesterday,” the England international said on social media.

I want to help – not just donate. I can’t think of all the answers but I can do what I feel is needed. Starting with rehousing the victims and making sure they don’t leave the W11 postcode. And remain on the emergency housing list.


Monday, I will be around Rugby Portobello (a local support for young people) putting this plan into action. From 10.30am until progress has been made”.

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