And the 2018 Harrow’s Heroes winners are….

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Heroes from across the borough came together at the spectacular annual Harrow’s Heroes Awards last Thursday where 10 winners were awarded trophies.

Dazzled by a breathtaking performance from Sapnay School of Dance, the 200 volunteers and members of the community had a memorable night.

The Infant Feeding Team scooped both the Health and Wellbeing Award and the judges’ Volunteers of the Year award, for supporting local mothers, babies and families with breastfeeding. Their work has been recognised nationally by UNICEF  making Harrow one of the best boroughs in London for mothers to access breastfeeding help.


Cllr Sue Anderson, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Accessibility said:

“What an amazing and memorable night. There were so many wonderful stories from truly remarkable people who all deserve some recognition. Quite simply, Harrow wouldn’t be the amazing place it is without these incredible people. So this was their special night – and our way of saying thank you and making sure they know how much we value their hard work.”

The ceremony was hosted by Terry Frisch and also saw a performance from West Harrow Choir who sang Can You Feel The Love Tonight and Africa.

Geraldine Fay from The Infant Feeding Team said: s


“Winning the awards was very emotional. I had not even thought about the possibility of winning one let alone two, so we were all very stunned and incredibly excited. It makes me feel that what we do is truly valued, not just by the families we help, but more widely in the community and by the Council. I really enjoyed the whole evening, the atmosphere was superb and it was such a treat. In my eyes it was the ‘Oscars for Volunteers’ and we definitely felt like stars!”

 

The 2018 winners are:

Supporting Vulnerable People: Harrow Care Plus

Health and Wellbeing Award: Infant Feeding Team Peer Supporters

Bringing People Together: Carole and Nigel Reid from Roxbourne Park

Outstanding Young Person: Jade Perry

Clean, Safe and Green communities: Mayur Bhatt

Lifetime Achievement: Elizabeth Butterfield

Team Award: Harrow Foodbank

Improving Lives: Citizens Advice Harrow

Extraordinary Achievement Award: Joint winners: Mick O’Beirne and Michela Cogan

Judge’s Volunteers of the year: Infant Feeding Team Peer Supporters.

Photos of the 2018 Harrow's Heroes award ceremony can be found here