Donations have been overwhelming community centres from people across London as volunteers and neighbours worked together after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Churches, mosques and sports centres have opened their doors to help victims of the tragedy.

Many have been flooded with so much food, clothing and other supplies that they were turning new donations away.

Wisps of smoke could still be seen escaping from the tower block on Thursday morning as desperate residents tried to track down missing loved ones.

Laura Kenward from Bromley has been one of the many people collecting and volunteering to help the displaced from the fire.

She has been helping organise collections of clothes, food and toiletries for to be taken up to the community centres.

She said: "I will be at Farnborough Village park in Kent along the high street opposite The Change of Horses pub collecting donations tomorrow. I'll be there between 12 and 4 so please come along and see me.

"The people of Farnborough, Orpington, Bromley and surrounding areas have been amazing and are all contacting me to let me know they'll be dropping off.

"I have one van to take the donations but may need another dependant on how many donations I receive. If anyone can help with a vehicle I would be truly grateful."

Satta Padham, of the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team, said: "There was a lot of chaos yesterday, people were missing, a lot of people slept on floors and people brought supplies - food, clothing and essentials that they could grab on the way.

"What I remember was the smell of burning - it gets you straight in the back of the throat.

"There were a lot of people trying to help from the local area, they all knew somebody in there.

"These are real people that have lost family and lost their homes - 150 families were in the building, a lot of children and women are still missing.

"But there has been a great solidarity between people in the community."

Dozens of families spent the night in Westway Sports Centre, where the relief effort is being co-ordinated.

Harris Iqbal, of Penny Appeal, is helping at the leisure centre.

He said: "Over the course of the day hundreds and hundreds of people came through the doors yesterday.

"The last 24 hours have been very distressing and upsetting for everyone - the families affected and also their friends and loved ones.

"There are a number of people looking for loved ones who are missing, many have lost loved ones and are grieving.

"Others have lost their home and are extremely, extremely upset."

He added: "The community response has been phenomenal - all faith groups, mosques, churches and gurdwaras have opened their doors, charity organisations and everyone have collaborated in a way I've never seen in London before."