Congratulations to our Harrow Heroes

Thursday, 20th October 2022

Some of our volunteers were nominated for the annual Harrow Heroes Awards this year. Every year local people from the community are nominated for 10 categories including ‘Team Award’, Supporting Young People, Health and Wellbeing to name a few.

Bringing People Together Award

Congratulations to Brian Rose for being nominated for the award for Bringing People Together. Brian was nominated for supporting patients at Northwick Park Hospital for patients who are sick, lonely or isolated through Radio Harrow. More than that Brian also helps connect the community by attending local events with Radio Harrow volunteers to present the stage, provide music and have a chat with the community.

A few words from Brian “My nomination was really as much for the work of Radio Harrow as for myself. Pre Covid19, we were able to visit the wards, nominally collecting requests for the Request Show. But it is far more than that. Many of the patients don’t come from Harrow, they don’t have visitors and can be very lonely. We were (and hopefully will be) that friendly voice, chatting with and encouraging them. The requests are very secondary. I found these experiences as uplifting for me as it was for the patients. It’s very much part of Radio Harrow’s remit, we’re not just a radio station.”

Health and Wellbeing Award

Nominated for her leadership of Need to Talk which has been at the forefront of supporting the mental health of people affected by the pandemic.

Aurora Da Silva – WINNER

A few words from Aurora “Winning this award was both a surprise and a delight. I founded a charity based in Harrow that provides free counselling sessions for the community. As the pandemic had a huge impact on all of us we adapted our services by providing telephone and online training for our counsellors.

I cannot express how rewarding it was to be nominated and win the category amongst amazing people that do great work in the community. I am very grateful for this award, but I am aware that I could not win this by myself. I genuinely believe this is not just my award but a team effort.”

Lastly, congratulations to Lee O’Brien for winning the award for Clean, Safe and Greener communities. Lee is a local police officer and was nominated for “making an outstanding contribution to the safety of residents of Pinner”.

Congrats to all the winners and keep an eye out for next year’s awards.

View the full list of winners here


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