Harrow Mayor, Councilor Ghazanfar Ali together with Councillor Sue Anderson – who is responsible for Community Engagement – have launched the Harrow Heroes awards.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Harrow Council is dedicating the Harrow’s Heroes awards to key workers and volunteers with a month-long celebration in September – though it is open to non-COVID achievements, too.
Residents can nominate online by filling out a quick and simple form.
Thanking those who help the community in incredible and meaningful ways, the Mayor said: “I think it’s fair to say the pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives. But with the help of our heroes, we’ve been able to get through this together and remain hopeful.
“While we continue to celebrate volunteers, there are those who might not volunteer but their jobs, quick thinking or act of goodwill may have helped make someone’s life or community better – they are also heroes.”
Councillor Anderson added: “The awards have long recognised those selfless people who contribute so much to our community and all things Harrow. This is all the more meaningful in an unprecedented year of COVID which has brought life and relationships, kindness and inclusion to the forefront of our minds.
“However big or small their act of service may be, these heroes have touched the lives of friends or neighbours, family or strangers in a wonderful way which shall remain with them forever.”
Leader of the Council Graham Henson said: “I’m delighted we have our Harrow Heroes platform to showcase the enormous community spirit that thrives in our Borough.
“I know of many Harrow people who have made a difference to the lives of others this past year – I very much look forward to hearing about and meeting more.
“It’s never been quicker or simpler to nominate someone – just follow the link below! Please get nominating and, even if it is virtual again this year, let’s make this our most spectacular awards event to date.”
To make a nomination visit harrow.gov.uk/council/harrows-heroes/2