Pertemps have donated £1000 to Harrow Council for their float in this year’s New Year’s Day Parade in London.
L-R Shazia Begum Pertemps Account Manager, Peter Tolley Harrow Council Director of Children’s Services, Mayor Nitin Parekh, Nimesh Mehta Harrow Council Head of Procurement and Teresa Bennett Pertemps Director.
Pertemps have stepped in once again to make sure the council is participating once again at one of the capital city’s highlights of the calendar year that is expected to be attended by over 10,000 performers.
Teresa Bennett at Pertemps said: “We have been a proud partner of Harrow Council for several years now, so it gives us great pleasure to help out with a donation that will ensure they have a float taking part in what is an eagerly anticipated event for a great cause.”
Last year, Harrow showed unity through their ‘Harrow Hugs the World’ float, featuring impressive dance and music routines. It celebrated the borough’s multicultural make-up and reinforced the concept that it is respectful and tolerant of all cultures. After months of preparation, the entry won seventh place and a whopping £5000 for the Mayor’s charities, which supports families with sick children, and the Firm Foundation, which aids Harrow’s homeless.
Every year the competition gets tougher and tougher, but Harrow are determined to reach first place with their float this year. If Harrow win the money will be donated to numerous charities, one of which being the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Every year since 1997 all of London’s 31 Boroughs are invited to enter the parade to demonstrate the diversity of the city. The entry can take the form of an act, float, performance or dance ensemble, making the Borough entries the heart of the parade.
All entries are automatically entered into the Boroughs’ Competition, competing for a share of the big charity cash prize which in recent years has been £40,000. Since the first Parade in 1987, LNYDP has raised well over a million pounds for charity.