The Mayor of Harrow’s charity fund has been presented with a cheque for £5,000 after Harrow’s float finished third in this year’s New Year’s Day parade in London.
The cheque was presented by Joe Bone, Director of London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival at a special ceremony held at Harrow Civic Centre.
Commenting on the accomplishment on Facebook, Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Janet Mote said: “Well what an evening! Joe Bone, the London New Day’s organiser whose Father Bob was the founder of the parade said Harrow’s float was the epitome of what the Parade is all about and photos of Harrow Volunteers sealed the prize! Ruth’s dancers performed beautifully.
“I thanked everyone and was so proud of each and everyone, and on the morning amazingly the float was put together with the tremendous support of working as a team despite hiccups ! But would not have been possible without John Hinkley who was the organiser and Co-ordinator and Cllr Jean Lammiman.
“Fantastic £5000 cheque for my charities. Wonderful to see Aldermen Richard Roumain and Camilla Bath and Pearly King and Green David and Paula Hemsley. The Kodak float was a name known and music by Simon La Bon, a Harrow boy who wrote Girls on Film! Fantastic! I know Lucy took amazing photos!
“A positive evening to be so Proud of Harrow! Finally a big thank you to London Community Kitchen for food and Ilenia and Jeff from the Mayor’s office for help for the evening and of course, especially Rita!”