GLOUCESTERSHIRE Fire Chief Stewart Edgar has praised staff after they raised more than £5,800 with a charity car wash for survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, the fire chief wrote: “Thank you @Glosfire from the bottom of my heart – amazing firefighters and control staff for raising £5,822 this weekend”.

Among those who had their car washed were Lady Bathurst who posed with fire crews next to her motor, nicknamed The Duchess.

London Metropolitan Police on Sunday confirmed that 58 people are either dead or missing following the fire at the 23-storey tower block last Wednesday.

There are fears the final death toll may turn out to be significantly higher.

Today, at 11am, a minute’s silence will be observed across the UK in remembrance of those killed in the fire.  

Prime Minister Theresa May has also announced that all families left homeless by the fire on the Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington, will receive at least £5,500 to help rebuild their lives.