The Mayor of Harrow’s chosen charities will receive a share of £5,000 after the borough secured a top ten place in London’s 2019 New Year’s Day Parade.

Performers representing Harrow, under the theme ‘Harrow Hugs the World’, were among those commended by the judging panel.

Their entry, which included floats and impressive dance and music routines, was deemed good enough for seventh place.

It celebrated the borough’s multicultural make-up and reinforced the concept that it is respectful and tolerant of all cultures.

Performers were rewarded with a £5,000 prize, which will be donated to the mayor’s chosen charities – the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families with sick children, and the Firm Foundation, which aids Harrow’s homeless.

Sutton took the parade’s biggest prize of £10,000, with Havering and Redbridge making up the top three.

Bob Bone, the parade’s executive director, said it had once again showed that London is “the greatest city in the world”.

“We put on the show – but you were the perfect platform for the best event in our 33-year history,” he said.

More than 650,000 people attended the event, which took place along a 2.2-mile route through central London.

It featured performers from across the world, representing 26 countries and 15 London boroughs, and was broadcast by more than 900 television stations.