Harrow’s Heroes Awards 2023

Many congratulations to Middlesex North West County members Emma Calderbank and Lynn Clifford (Wealdstone Division) and Abi Carlen and Jade Fardon (Harrow and Pinner Division) who were selected as Harrow Hero Finalists for their volunteer work for Girlguiding.  

They were finalists in the following categories: 

Outstanding Young Person 
Abi Carlen 

Contribution to the Community 
Emma Calderbank 
Jade Fardon 

Lifetime Achievement Award 
Lynn Clifford 

You can see the full list here.

They were all invited to an Awards Evening that took place on Wednesday 13th September 2023 at Headstone Lane, along with other Harrow Hero Finalists from across the Harrow Community 

We are delighted that Jade Fardon, Assistant County Commissioner for Young Members and Brownie Leader was announced as the winner for her category. It was noted that: “With her can do attitude, she overcame a personal adversity and never let that hold her back from her role to give the 9th Headstone Brownie Unit innovative and exciting opportunities and experiences.”   

“I was very surprised and completely honoured to be invited to Harrow’s Heroes. It was humbling to be surrounded by so many amazing people. I was really proud to be able to represent local Guiding along with 3 others nominated for their commitment to Guiding. I now treasure the Contribution to the Communities award and consider it received on behalf of all of you heroes in Girlguiding Middlesex North West.”  Jade Fardon

We were also pleased to see another Middlesex North West County volunteer, Alison Chester, recognised as a member of the Harrow Recreation Grounds Users Association who won two awards at the evening. 

Huge congratulations to both Jade and Alison as well as all of our finalists! 

You can read the full blog post from Harrow Council from the event here

Opportunities to celebrate our volunteers

Harrow Heroes Awards are open to all volunteers who live or volunteer within the London Borough of Harrow. Nominations for 2024 will open in spring.

Adult members who volunteer in London Borough of Hillingdon will have their chance to nominate fellow volunteers for the Hillingdon Community Awards which opens towards the end of this year.

You can see further details on all awards you can nominate young members and volunteer for in our County’s Awards and Recognition page.