A mental health charity thanked all those who took part in a schools’ quiz that raised more than £8,500.

Mind in Harrow celebrated its annual MasterMind competition at Harrow School last month.

In the run-up to the event, the schools taking part carried out a number of fundraising initiatives to collect money for this important cause.

Mind in Harrow, which helps thousands of people every year, can use the money to maintain its services and continue its mission of improving mental health across the borough.

John Lyon, Harrow School, Hatch End High, Whitmore High, Bentley Wood and Park High battled it out for the grand prize, with a team from Harrow crowned the winners.

Hatch End High were rewarded for bringing in the most money, while the boys from John Lyon took home the trophy for ‘Most Innovative Fundraiser’.

Rev James Power, vicar at St Mary’s Church in Harrow-on-the-Hill, was quizmaster for the event.

He said: “Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

“We must keep that in mind throughout our lives and remind people that there is plenty of material on there to keep us informed.

“When we started out, it was very much the ‘Cinderella subject’ and, thankfully, that’s not the case anymore.

“But that doesn’t mean it deserves any less of our attention and it’s fantastic that we can all come together for such a great cause.”

The team at Mind in Harrow thanked the schools, sponsors and volunteers who helped the event run smoothly and successfully for another year.