Harrow's Heroes

Previous winners

2023 - winners to be announced Wednesday 13 September

Outstanding Young Person 

Supporting Vulnerable People

Contribution to the Community

Bringing People Together

Extraordinary Achievement

​​​​​​​Pride in Harrow

​​​​​​​Health and Wellbeing 


​​​​​​​Good Neighbour​​​​​​​

Lifetime Achievement

​​​​​​​Volunteer of the Year


Supporting Vulnerable People

  • Jackie O’Hanlon 

  • Tanya Dennis 

Team Award

  • Voluntary Action Harrow 

Health and Wellbeing award

  • Aurora Da Silva 

Bringing People Together

  • David Phelops 

Lifetime achievement

  • Gerry Devine 

Clean, Safe and Green Communities

  • Lee O’brien 

  • Simon Braidman  

Extraordinary Achievement

  • David Steele 

Inspiring Young People

  • Harrow and Wembley Sea Cadets 

Outstanding Young Person

  • Ariana Abawe 


Rachelle Goldberg

Jeff Rollason

Lopa Shah

Shilan Shah

Justin Blacklaws

The team at Ignite Youth

Vrisha Koshal

South Harrow Litter Pickers

People ConneX

Keith Troke

Harrow East Primary Care Network Volunteers

Emmanual Addae Amankwa

Karen Withers

Police Constable Adrian Peacock (3658NW Safer Schools South Harrow)

Soul Kitchen

Ebenezer Azigwe

Vicky Leach (Harrow Parent Forum)

Miriam Chinnick

Nurture with Nature Group

Sandra Calderbank (Belmont Community Association)

Harsha Seth (Nurture with Nature group)

Harrow Care Plus (Food Bag Volunteers)

Paul Skidmore (Save Sunday Music)

Sheena Henderson


Pinner High School staff and governors

Harrow Samaritans

Rahul Kotecha (Harrow Care Plus)

Kamakshi Jani

Anne Crosby

Adrian Parker


Hear about the inspiring stories behind our local heroes on Facebook - in our dedicated 2020 Harrow’s Heroes album


See the highlights in our 2019 Harrow’s Heroes album


Volunteers of the year Award

Infant Feed Team Peer Supporters

Bringing People Together Award

Carole and Nigel Reid from Friends of Roxbourne Park

Outstanding Young Person Award

Jade Perry

Lifetime Achievement Award

Elizabeth Butterfield

Clean, Safe and Green Communities Award

Mayur Bhatt

Extraordinary Achievement Award


Michela CoganMich O'Beirne

Supporting Vulnerable people Award

Harrow Care Plus

Team Award

Harrow Foodbank

Improving Lives Award

Citizens Advice Bureau

Health and Wellbeing Award

Infant Feeding Team Peer Supporters


Supporting Vulnerable People

Harrow Housebound Library Service - for their outstanding dedication and service that they provide to the elderly and vulnerable residents in Harrow. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

John Towell - for dedicating 30 years of volunteer work in Harrow to provide friendship and run the social club for adults with learning disabilities.

Health and Wellbeing Award

Mike Lepps, Harrow park run - for helping to encourage a healthy lifestyle in Harrow and fostering a community spirit for all ages through Harrow park run.

Outstanding Young Person Award - sponsored by Bank of Baroda

Sadia Binte Rahman for promoting Bengali Culture - for supporting and promoting Bengali culture within the local community especially among young people as well as representing Harrow nationally and internationally.

Bringing People Together Award - Sponsored by Pertemps

Ken Woods, for bringing together the steering group and working tirelessly for the Grange Farm Estate.

Improving Lives Award - Sponsored by Sopra Steria

Gerry Bloomfield for volunteer work in running computer classes to help people become confident in developing their IT skills.

Clean, Safe and Green Communities Award

Joan Telfer, Harrow Beekeepers - for her contribution to the local environment, and inspiring others through teaching courses on bee keeping to schools and the community.

Team Award - sponsored by Bugler Group

League of Jewish Women - Way Ahead Team - for their headwear services to help and support to women who have lost their hair through chemotherapy and doing this with care, kindness and understanding

Extraordinary Achievement Award

Jo Saunders, for making a significant contribution to making Harrow a special place to live through her pivotal role in the £6million transformation of Headstone Manor and Museum.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Charles Newman, Harrow Association of Disabled People. For going above and beyond to help others through his volunteer work with HAD


Volunteer of the year Award - as chosen by Judges

Usha Shah

Supporting Vulnerable People Award

Brian Whitehead - for providing support for vulnerable people affected by emotional, physical and learning disabilities.

Improving Lives Award

James Keeler – for volunteering to help at Harrow Association of Disabled People.

Lifelong Volunteer Award

Don Sims – for more than 50 years service at the 8/19th Harrow (St Peters) scout group helping the development and growth of young people.

Outstanding Young Volunteer Award

Kushal Vekariya – Enhancing the quality of life of local citizens who are lonely and isolated.

Bringing People Together Award

Cynthia Wells – for volunteer work carried out to make a difference to Pinner Memorial Park.

Clean, Safe and Green Communities Award

Michael Sayer – for helping to improve Harrow Recreation Ground and inspiring young people to keep the park clean and safe.

Health and Wellbeing Award

Usha Shah – for raising awareness and increasing organ donor registrations, potentially saving many lives.

Team Volunteer Award

Post Opening Volunteers at Norwood - for volunteer work during unsociable and demanding hours enabling a smooth running of a busy office.


Young Volunteer Award

Sarah Millwood

Pertemps Bringing People Together Award

Patricia Gates

Inspiring Volunteer Award

Sheila Jowers 

Bank of Baroda Community Champion Award

June Skidmore

Lifelong Volunteer Award

Karen Harrison

Volunteer Team Award

Independent Visitors Volunteers

The Judges' Award

Chandulal Shah