At the North Harrow Home Guard Club

Off Pinner Road, North Harrow, HA2 7TA

Tickets cost £11 inc. Fish & Chips   

To book a ticket

call Sandra-Lee on 07958 75 32 77,

send an email to sandraleepalmer@aol.com

or visit our website www.harrowct.org.uk


Doors open at 7.00 pm 

Under Starters Orders at 7.30 pm


Drinks will be available from the licenced bar

There will be a raffle and ten races

A great way to enjoy an evening with friends whilst helping a local charity that assists people with mobility problems



Organised with the Harrow and Pinner Lions






* On the night bets of 50p may be placed on one or more horses in nine races.  Each horse in the races can be individually named for £5 in advance and is published on the Race Sheet.  Similarly, each race can be sponsored for £25 in advance by an individual, family, group of friends, society or company and is published on the Race Sheet.  The Auction Special is the last race and raises money among the attendees.











Gerry’s Charity Abseil Challenge



On 14th June 2014, our chairman Gerry abseiled down the 100ft Parish Church of St Alban in North Harrow to raise money for Harrow Community Transport. Following his abseil, I carried out a short Q&A with Gerry as you can see below:


What made you want to do the abseil?

I did the abseil because it was a good way of persuading people to sponsor me - lots of people do walks, cycle rides, swimathons etc. but this was more fun, needed less energy and was a bit more spectacular (well the view from the top was, though not me doing the descent!). And it was an excuse for a bit of adventure in aid of an excellent cause - HCT.

How long did it take?

It took about four minutes for the drop, and about half an hour altogether, including the safety briefing, getting the harness and helmet on and climbing 119 steps to the launch platform on top of St.Alban's Church tower.

How much money did you raise?

So far I've paid in just over £200 to HCT and there's a bit more still to collect. Many people were very generous, and showed confidence in my ability to do it, so I couldn't let them or HCT down!

Have you done anything similar to this before?

Yes but not for a charity: I did it once as part of a team building exercise on a management course and once just for fun (last year at St.Alban's).

Would you do it again or do you plan to do something like this in the future?

I'd do it again if anyone wanted to sponsor me in aid of HCT, but would like to try something different next time - maybe a zip wire?





Gerry abseiling from the top of the church tower


Overall, the abseil was a great success and we are all very pleased with Gerry’s performance. Thank you to all of the sponsors, we are grateful for the amount raised for Harrow Community Transport.














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August 2013

Harrow Community Transport’s new bus stop


                                                                         New bus stop on College Road


On 6th August 2013, Harrow Community Transport’s new bus stop on College Road was opened by Gareth Thomas MP.


The team that worked together to help put the new bus stop in place… the hard work has paid off.


(L to R) Gareth Thomas MP (Harrow West and Shadow Minister for Civil Society), Hanif Islam (Harrow Council Transport Officer) Craig Jackson (TfL Infrastructure support) Christina Smith (TfL Engagement Manager) Gerry Devine (Chair HCT) Dimple Patel (HCT Social Media & Design) Alan Voda (Director HCT) Veena Banerji (HCT Outings Administrator)





The bus stop is to be used by members of Harrow CT outings service, Wayfarer Club, who go on weekly day trips. The bus stop will allow good interchange for passengers who wish to use TfL’s bus routes in Harrow as well as Harrow CT’s minibuses. The location is ideal for members to get from mainline bus and train services to minibuses. Due to such success since June, many trips have required two or three minibuses; therefore a suitable departure point was needed where members easily access. After working with Christina Smith of TfL and Hanif Islam of Harrow Council, TfL agreed to provide us with a bus stop on College Road by Harrow Bus Station.

Members of The Wayfarer Club pose with MP Gareth
Thomas at the opening of Harrow CT’s new bus stop






Harrow Community Transport now has its own bus stop!

It is the first time that Transport for London (TfL) has given permission for a bus stop to be installed and used by other services than their own, in this case, Harrow Community Transport.











General public interest in the new bus stop -
new Wayfarer Club members?



 Harrow CT’s official Outings service timetable now presented
at the new bus stop showing weekly day trips.
Outings are only available to members of Wayfarer,
to become a member CLICK HERE.







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Harrow Community Transport welcomes a new member of staff



Harrow CT welcomes new staff member, Dimple Patel. Dimple will be working as a Social Media Officer and is very enthusiastic to improve Harrow CTs online profile through Facebook and the website. We look forward to working with her and wish her luck in her new adventures with us.




Introducing Dimple...



Hi everyone I’m Dimple.


I started working for Harrow Community Transport in July. I’ll be helping Harrow CT in lots of ways but mainly I’ll be promoting the company through Social Media and maintaining their online presence by frequently updating their website and Facebook page. Like our Facebook page here to keep up with our latest news and events.


I grew up and live in Harrow and I have worked in the Harrow Voluntary Sector since I was 12 years old where I worked with Harrow Association for Voluntary Services (HAVS).


You might see me out and about taking photos, finding out more about organisations and events, and I’ll also be asking for your opinions. I will be writing and posting stories about our outings and our other services. To read one that I have written about an outing to the Little Venice Boat Trip click here


If you have any stories involving Harrow CT that you think might be interesting you can send them to me F.A.O Dimple at: admin@harrowct.org.uk


I look forward to working with Harrow CT and hopefully seeing you on the outings!


Bye for now,














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 PRESS RELEASE 17/05/2013                          
“Harrow Community Transport's history of its community service” 

30 years of Dedication - The History of Local charity Harrow Community Transport


Harrow Community Transport has compiled a history of our service which has been providing accessible transport since the 1970s to older and disabled Harrow residents and community groups, helping them to get out and about around the borough and beyond. Our history tells the story of one woman's dedication to Harrow’s community and how without the goodwill and dedication of local resident Gladys Janes, Harrow Community Transport would not now have the fleet of 9 vehicles based at 64 Pinner Road in Harrow which serve over 19,000 Harrow residents every year. The history has been researched and compiled as we want to highlight the hard work of many volunteers who have contributed the development and success of the charity. Our History is now available to read on our website. To find out more please click on the link





Do you recognise anyone in the pictures? Have you used Harrow Community Transport in the past? If so, we would very much like to hear about your trip, where did you go? Who did you go with?



If you would like to contribute your own memories of Harrow Community Transport to our History page, please send us your recollections and we will add them to ours. To submit your memories by e-mail please click here:


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 PRESS RELEASE 23/11/2011                          
“Rotary £5000 donation to Harrow Community Transport helps housebound residents” 
On Monday the 20th of November 2011 Harrow Community Transport received a donation of £5000 from the Stanmore and Edgware Rotary Club to support the charity in its work helping residents with mobility problems get out and around the borough. The cheque was presented by Margaret Matchett, President of the Stanmore and Edgware Rotary Club to Gerry Devine, Chair of Harrow Community Transport at their AGM in the presence of the mayor of Harrow, volunteer drivers, members and supporters of the organisation.
Harrow Community Transport trustees were pleased to announce that the service had carried a record number of 10,000 passengers this year. This was despite having to reduce it’s a fleet of buses to become compliant with the Low Emissions Zone and higher costs of Diesel. Trustees thanked the staff and volunteers for their contributions and explained to the mayor and all in attendance how Harrow Community Transport had been successfully meeting the needs of local people who without the organisation would not be able to get to healthcare appointments, visit loved ones, lunch clubs and help carers by providing transport for respite activities.
Gerry Devine, Chair of Harrow Community Transport, said “we are so very grateful for the support of the Stanmore and Edgware Rotary Club whose contribution will help us immensely. We are fortunate to have a wonderful group of professionals and volunteer drivers all delivering our service to a high standard. We have lots to do in the year ahead as the Low Emissions Zone will be in place from January 2012 and some voluntary organisations will find that their old minibuses are not compliant with the new regulations but we are prepared and will be ready to help them”
Margaret Matchett, President of the Stanmore and Edgware Rotary Club, said “we have donated £5000 as a contribution towards a new bus. Harrow Community Transport has helped the Rotary Club for many years by now providing buses for our outings which we organise for people with learning disabilities in our Monday Club and for children in the borough to go on exciting Kids Out day trips.”
Anne Marie Weir, Activity Co-ordinator at Willow Housing, commented during the meeting “I’d like to say thank you to all the staff at Harrow Community Transport who are always willing and helpful. They will try to sort out any transportation problem I have whatever the circumstances. When I have had last minute transport problems they have saved the day so that elderly residents and wheelchair users have still been able to get out.”   
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