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Duke praises Grenfell and Arena spirit

Royal lick of paint:
William with DIY SOS’s
Nick Knowles PIC: PA

THE Duke of Cambridge has praised the community spirit after the Manchester Arena bombing and the Grenfell Tower fire as he joined volunteers rebuilding a boxing club destroyed in the blaze.

William, in hard hat and hi-vis jacket, painted a wall of the Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club filmed by the BBC’s DIY SOS. The show is helping to rebuild the club and create a community centre.

He told local volunteers that Grenfell and Manchester have been ‘competing as to who has the most community spirit’. He said it was ‘amazing’ how people helped out after both tragedies.