Dozens of volunteers and “remarkable” members of the community came together for an awards ceremony.

Around 200 people attended the annual Harrow’s Heroes Awards at the Kadwa Patidar Centre in Kenmore Avenue, on September 20.

The ceremony marks an occasion where the community, along with the council, celebrate individuals and groups who deserve recognition for their positive roles in society.

On the night, ten “heroes” were crowned 2018 winners and the Infant Feeding Team representing the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, scooped both the Health and Wellbeing Award and the judges’ Volunteers of the Year award.

The teams’ efforts have been nationally recognised by children’s charity UNICEF making Harrow one of the best boroughs in London for mothers to access breastfeeding help.

Geraldine Fay from The Infant Feeding Team said: “Winning the awards was very emotional. I had not even thought about the possibility of winning one let alone two, so we were all very stunned and incredibly excited.

“It makes me feel that what we do is truly valued, not just by the families we help, but more widely in the community and by the council. I really enjoyed the whole evening, the atmosphere was superb and it was such a treat. In my eyes it was the ‘Oscars for volunteers’ and we definitely felt like stars.”

The ceremony was hosted by actor Terry Frisch and saw performances by the Sapnay School of Dance, and West Harrow Choir who sang Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Africa.

Councillor Sue Anderson said: “What an amazing and memorable night. There were so many wonderful stories from truly remarkable people who all deserve some recognition.

“Quite simply, Harrow wouldn’t be the amazing place it is without these incredible people. So this was their special night – and our way of saying thank you and making sure they know how much we value their hard work.”

Winners on the night included:

Supporting Vulnerable People: Harrow Care Plus

Health and Wellbeing Award: Infant Feeding Team peer supporters

Bringing People Together: Carole and Nigel Reid from Roxbourne Park

Outstanding Young Person: Jade Perry

Clean, Safe and Green communities: Mayur Bhatt

Lifetime Achievement: Elizabeth Butterfield

Team Award: Harrow Foodbank

Improving Lives: Citizens Advice Harrow

Extraordinary Achievement Award: Joint winners: Mick O’Beirne and Michela Cogan

Judge’s Volunteers of the year: Infant Feeding Team peer supporters