September 2011 Archives
STAFF at a Harrow-based accountancy firm will be among a host of fundraisers to walk over burning embers and broken glass later this month to help raise cash for St Luke's Hospice.
Employees at RDP Newmans will join others to take on the extreme challenge to help the Kenton Grange based hospice in its is bid to raise £100,000 to mark its 25 anniversary, which hosts the firewalk each year.
The efforts from the 26 members of staff, at the Station Road based chartered accountants, coincide with the Observer's bid to help raise £10,000 of the hospice's £100,000 target this year and will take place at Claremont High School in Claremont Avenue, Kenton, on Thursday, September 22.
The team from the firm, including partners David Finn, Roger Nyman, Paresh Radia and Lyndon Perez, will attend motivational seminars and training sessions before tackling 20 feet of wood burning embers at more than 1200 Fahrenheit or a bed of razor sharp glass, which they hope will raise more than £10,000 for the hospice which cares for people in Harrow and Brent whose illnesses are no longer curable.
David Finn a partner with RDP Newmans, said: "Here at RDP Newmans we are always looking at ways to give something back to the local community.
"St Luke's Hospice is an extremely valued local charity which provides an amazing level of care for those in Harrow and Brent whose illnesses are no longer curable, which is why we are sponsoring this event.
"The Hospice is particularly close to my heart as my secretary Brenda Hayes was a resident at the hospice recently before she passed away.
"We all know it is going to be extremely tough and I'm sure before the challenge the majority of our team will be wanting to do anything but walk across hot embers or broken glass.
"However after two hours of motivational training I am confident every single competitor will be successful, in the mean time raising thousands of pounds for St Luke's."
The event is being staged at the school in Claremont Avenue, Kenton, by experts from Time4Change.
Time4Change was founded by Cliff Mann - the most experienced fire and glass walking instructor in Europe.
A MAN in his 30s was taken to hospital on Friday morning last week with head injuries following a collision between a car and a lorry in Rayners Lane.
London Ambulance Service sent a single responder and ambulance crew to the site at around 9.30am after the collision between a red Ford Fiesta and a grey goods lorry on Imperial Drive at the junction with The Ridgeway.
The driver of the Fiesta man was treated at the scene but was taken to Northwick Park Hospital as a precaution with injuries not thought to be life threatening.
Part of the road was cordoned off as police recovered both vehicles but was reopened by 11.25am the same morning.
No one has been arrested or charged in relation to the accident.
The same stretch of road was the scene of a fatal accident this time last year in which Faraj Hassan Al-Saadi died when he was sent crashing from his motorbike
ONE of Harrow's amateur football sides has renovated its function room after securing a £37,000 grant.
The rundown 250-seater hall at Harrow Borough Football Club's Earlsmead Stadium in Earlsmead, South Harrow, was more than 40 years old but has undergone roof repairs and a redecoration and received new toilets.
Crews at Northolt Fire Station in Petts Hill, Northolt, who attend incidents in South Harrow, are holding an open day on Saturday (Sept 10) between 11am and 4pm.
They will holding a demonstration of the work they do at road traffic accidents and fighting fires and will provide recruitment advice as well.