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Jamie Oliver's offering free food and drink to anyone affected by the fire in Grenfell Tower

Here’s how everyone is helping out.

The Big Feastival 2016 - Kingham Source: EMPICS Entertainment

JAMIE OLIVER TOOK to Instagram to let people know that he would be happy to offer free food and water for anyone affected by the fire that began last night in West London.

The fire has tragically killed at least six people and destroyed up to 120 homes in the 24-storey apartment building.

The chef, who has a restaurant around the corner posted on Instagram that the hundreds of families are “welcome to come hang out” in his restaurant.

We are in Westfield just around the corner. Food and drink are free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan [...] this is for victims of the fire. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all.

Singer Lily Allen has also reached out on Twitter to help those who have been affected.

She has offered “a bed, lift or tea” to anyone who is in need. For a woman who has previously been stalked by a man who broke into her home, robbed her and came into her room while she was sleeping, it really is an extremely kind gesture to open her doors to people in need.

Locals are doing everything they can to support victims of the blaze.

Multiple funds have been set up online to help support people who have lost their homes with several raising well over £100,000 already.

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Karolina Hanusova who has raised almost £160,000 said that the multiple fundraising pages will be collated when it becomes clear where the money will be going.

There has also been a stall set up with food and clothes for anybody in need at the moment.

Tower block fire in London Source: Carey Tompsett

Phone network EE are also providing phones to anyone who needs to get in touch with their family and friends, as many people lost their mobile phones or left them behind.

Cath Kidston are offering Shelter at their nearby store too.

A huge number of individuals on Twitter have also opened their homes to anyone needing a place to stay after the fire.

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