Pathways to Harrow comes to a close

MORE than 250 guests crowded into Harrow Mechanics Hall for the final edition of the award-winning Pathways to Harrow initiative on Saturday.

Five final women addressed those gathered, talking about their experiences in the town.

Harrow Bush Nursing Centre manager Ann Vaughan said the final edition of the five-year initiative had also been the best attended.

“It was a fantastic day, we’re very happy with how it all worked out,” she said.

“It’s the biggest crowd we’ve had at any of the events. We couldn’t physically fit everyone into the hall.

“There was some fabulous feedback from those that attended and we had 24 of the 25 women that have told their stories there for the occasion.”

Mrs Vaughan said the five-year initiative started as a chance to hear the stories of women who had come to Harrow and what they had achieved since arriving in the community.

She said it had been a huge undertaking for staff at the bush nursing centre as well as a committed volunteer team.

“I think that five-year time frame, as well as the event having a beginning and an end, made it the success that it has been,” Mrs Vaughan said.

A limited edition hard-cover book was launched on Saturday during the event, which profiles each of the 25 women that have spoken as part of the initiative, along with another 16 women from the Harrow community.

“The snapshots of what these women have achieved since moving to Harrow,” Mrs Vaughan said.

Mrs Vaughan said the bush nursing centre was now planning its next community initiative. 

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