British television personality and entrepreneur Simon Cowell is gathering a number of British artists to release a charity song for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The recorded song will help raise funds for those affected by the incident.
I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) June 15, 2017
In comments to the British tabloid, Mirror Online, Cowell said that he felt the need to help out the victims.
“I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more. That’s why we are making a record. It sends a message of support. We got this up and running in 48 hours. I spoke to all the major labels and they got back to me in an hour offering their support,” he added.
We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) June 15, 2017
The lineup includes musicians such as Rita Ora, Paloma Faith, Craig David, Leona Lewis, X Factor winner Louisa Johnson, rapper Stormzy, Liam Payne, James Arthur, and many others.
The charity single is expected to be released on Monday.
Also, a Grenfell Tower benefit comedy show was also announced. The show will include some of Britain’s biggest comedy stars such as Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Katherine Ryan, and Adam Hills.
The show will take place on Tuesday at the Eventim Apollo in London, and all the proceeds will go to the victims affected by the Grenfell fire.