Nile Rodgers Worked As A Volunteer At Grenfell

"I worked there for hours and met wonderful kids that were dedicated..."

Nile Rodgers has revealed that he worked anonymously as a volunteer at the Grenfell site.

The disco icon is in the country following the BRIT Awards, where he handed Stormzy his trophy for Best Album.

The grime star then gave a magnificent performance, including a powerful shout out to the Grenfell survivors.

Speaking to Matt Wilkinson on Beats1, Nile Rodgers revealed that he was so moved by what had happened at the tower that he volunteered anonymously to work at the site.

"I was a volunteer, when I went over to the Tower to work," he revealed. "I got there and I thought they were just going to go ‘oh my god, Nile Rodgers is here’. But I got there and they gave me some gloves. They said, ‘you see all that stuff over there? Go over there and sort it out’. I said ‘Wow, you guys are really organised’…You know, when we had to do something on this level in New York it was all over the map. You guys have pre-sorted it."

"I worked there for hours and met wonderful kids that were dedicated. I was wrapped up in the emotion of the community, also what had happened. I had just flown into London the day before. It was just heavy."

Continuing, the guitarist said: "I don’t live here and I flew into town and I have very well-to-do friends who live just a few blocks away. You see these beautiful houses only blocks away. And then the next thing you know and we’re all volunteering and gathering up clothing. And meanwhile my friends who are multi-multi-multi millionaires and I’m saying there’s something a little bit wrong with this picture, but also there was something quite right because those people were also volunteering too."

A wonderful story. Tune in below.

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