The Northwood Hills Residents’ Association (NHRA) has raised more than £1,000 for a local NHS project.
Andrew Riley, NHRA chairman, explained: “On the April 1 NHRA launched our appeal asking people to make donations towards a local NHS project yet to be determined. I’m pleased to advise that the amount received to date is now in excess of £1,200. Thanks everyone who has made a donation. Your money will certainly help us make a difference.
“We are grateful to the schools, faith groups, Northwood HQ and others who have assisted us by circulating details of the appeal.
“The Northwood Hills ward has the highest aged population over the age of 50 in the borough. When the lockdown was announced it was a no-brainer that we needed to do something dynamic to support the community.
“Very quickly, we made our Facebook page open to anyone so we could widely share important information. We partnered with two local charities who had established storage and delivery networks, which meant they could deliver food to those in need.
“As our annual events have been cancelled, we are not spending our usual funds. We are thinking about how best to use these and considering funding post-lockdown celebrations to boost everyone’s spirits.
“Initially, as our network of road stewards are unable to collect the £3 annual subscription fees we asked members to pay their annual subscription fees online. Any monies received by June 30 will be automatically donated to the appeal fund. We have noticed that non-members have also made some donations so we are now asking everyone to help.
“If you, haven’t already made a donation (even if you are a non-member) please consider donating to the appeal.”
You can make on-line payments directly to NHRA’s Bank Account:
Bank: HSBC Pinner
Sort Code and Account Number: 40-36-21 / 71531417
Payee: Northwood Hills Residents Association
When making payments, if you are a member, please ensure include your road, house number and last name in the reference field so that we can identify you.
If you wish to remain anonymous simply type anon in the reference field.
NHRA is not looking to raise any monies during this challenging time for its own purposes.