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Prince William backs new charity after Grenfell help ‘not well targeted’

All smiles: The duchess at yesterday’s launch PICTURE: VICTORIA JONES/PA

THE Duke of Cambridge has said that donations and support after the Grenfell Tower fire ‘seemed like it wasn’t well targeted’ during a meeting with victims.

He and Kate met those affected by the blaze, the Manchester Arena bombing and Cumbria floods at the launch of the National Emergencies Trust (NET) in Trafalgar Square, London, yesterday.

William said: ‘It takes so long to get back to normal again. Following Grenfell there was a huge outpouring of support but it seems like it wasn’t well targeted.’

Natasha Elcock, chairwoman of Grenfell United, was one of the last people rescued alive from the fire. She told the couple: ‘So many people sent clothes and food, but we had no place to put them. No home, no cupboard, and no fridge.’

Karim Mussilhy, who lost relatives in the fire, said: ‘We had all these great donations but it wasn’t being co-ordinated.’

NET aims to manage fundraising and distribution more efficiently following emergencies.