Representatives from Harrow joined thousands of people lining the streets of London for the annual New Year’s Day parade this year.
The event was held for the first time since 2020 due to the pandemic and saw the return of the famous Borough’s competition in which each entrant competes for a share of a huge £40,000 charity prize fund.
Each year since 1997, all of London’s 31 Boroughs including Harrow, along with the City of Westminster, are invited to enter the Parade with some form of entertainment based on the annual Parade theme and to demonstrate the diversity of London. Each borough can enter a ‘form of an act’ which usually includes the likes of dance arrangement, floats and much more. The entries are entered into a prize draw of a cash prize for the winners.
This year’s entry featured a tribute to Kodak and its history in the Borough. Harrow finished third place with their entrant this year winning an incredible £5,000 for the Mayor’s Charity.
Commenting on the achievement, Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Janet Mote said: “An amazing evening Friday night we won Third place in the New Year’s Day Parade and £5000.00 for the Mayor’s charity. I am so proud of All Who made this possible. Looking forward to congratulating all performers and the people who made the fantastic float in the Members Lounge especially John Hinkley for all his organising! Wonderful for Harrow. Just incredible! what an amazing way to start the New Year!”
Since the first Parade, LNYDP has raised well over 2 million pounds for London charities in total. We can’t wait to see what the Harrow 2024 entry will look like!.