A 18 year old London A-Level(Leaving Cert) student has been highly praised for his efforts after he unselfishly devoted his spare time to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire on Tuesday night even though he had an important exam the following morning.
The young man of the hour Rory Walsh, aged 18, has been applauded for his dedicated service to help his fellow man and woman after he spent the early hours of Wednesday morning assiting those who provided much needed relief efforts as the blaze tore through the building that claimed 12 lives.
Rory who lived a mere few yards from the burning 27 storey building decided to spring into action and offer his services and assist in anyway he could despite the fact that he would be undertaking his English language and literature exam just a few hours later at 8am.
The devoted young man showed true community spirit in its time of need and decided to assist those at the Maxilla social club by helping to co-ordinate donations, and assisting newly-homeless families seeking shelter.
Speaking to the Press Association a gracious Rory explained his actions saying: “I was here from 2am until 8am, and then my exam was at Twickenham so I had to journey over there, I got there a little late and sat it.”
“I got extra time but I didn’t use it, I just came straight back to help out.”
“I wasn’t going to go to the exam this morning but I thought I might as well and now we have just been running back and forth with shopping trolleys full of donations.”
The heoic youngster then reveled that he did indeed sit his exam at Richmond College in west London despite his busy schedule before hand.