Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, a group of Muslim mums got together to start the #Love4Legends campaign as a way of showing gratitude to firefighters who put themselves in danger in order to save others.
A message was sent out via social media calling on people across the country to send ‘care packages’ in the form of gifts and hampers. People were encouraged to use the hashtag #Love4Legends in order to encourage others to do the same.
The message read:
In our time of need they would risk everything for us, show them how much that means to you by thanking them personally.
The response has been amazing with gift hampers being delivered to fire stations around the country.
Fire stations also sent out tweets thanking the public’s generosity.
Staines fire station thanked the Muslim Community:
Duty crew just got back to station to this. Amazing! Thank you #muslimcommunity so much! pic.twitter.com/KHR340KLYO
— Staines fire station (@StainesFire) June 25, 2017
They had received a hamper along with a note which read:
To Staines Fire Station. “And whoever saves one, it is as if he saved mankind entirely” (Qur’an Chapter Al Maidah 5:32).
Thank you for all you did, we know you tried your best. Enjoy our small token of gratitude to you. Muslim Community – UK
A station in Forest Hill received gifts from a mother and her children:
@LondonFire had a visit at Forest Hill from a family with sweets to say thank you for the work we do. #Love4legends. pic.twitter.com/qubqkhbks8
— Clive Harding (@Gilbert5817) June 25, 2017
Firefighers at Lambeth Fire Station were delighted with the gifts and posed for a photo:
The lovely guys @lambethfire with their thank you hamper from the volunteers @Love4Legends @mezzadingle pic.twitter.com/RLGhLhv48Q
— Humayra Chowdhury (@Humayra_C) June 26, 2017
Firefighers in Southall were also happy to receive the gifts:
So much love our amazing firefighters in Southall #love4legends pic.twitter.com/zIn5HPYFlt
— #Love4Legends ?? (@Love4Legends) June 24, 2017
These firefighters received lovely cakes:
Twitter / Love4Legends
Firefighters in Mitcham received the following card along with some goodies:
Twitter / Love4Legends
Some fire stations let the children try out the fire fighting equipment:
Boy tries on a fireman’s jacket and helmet. Twitter / Love4Legends
Boy tries out a fire fighting hose. Twitter / Love4Legends
The London Fire Brigade’s official Twitter account posted this tweet thanking Muslims mums for the campaign stating that gifts were received in all of their fire stations in London.
Thank you so much to Muslim mums group @Love4Legends who have given a hamper to all of our fire stations following #GrenfellTower #onelove pic.twitter.com/1XhJH7t8hK
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 28, 2017