A host of charities and community groups across Harrow and Brent has been nominated for this year's Let's Do It community awards.
Nominators shared heart-warming stories about how groups, often largely reliant on volunteer support, had helped friends and family at various points of their lives.
Belinda Matic, of Burnley Road, Brent, nominated mental health charity Brent Mind for its work 'addressing the needs of people with mental health problems and supporting projects according to the needs of the service users'.
Meera Mahida, of Stanley Road, Northwood, nominated Harrow Bereavement Care.
The charity was originally created to provide support to bereaved people known to the clergy through conducting funerals. In 2004 it dropped the word churches from its name, reflecting its work with people of all denominations.
It has a Gujarati-speaking volunteer, whose support for Asian families is described as being 'invaluable'.
Advocacy Voice, based in Lower Road, Harrow, was nominated by Bharti Desai. It takes action to help people with learning difficulties.
Brent Council leader Councillor Paul Lorber nominated Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre for 'over 25 years of fantastic service for elderly and disabled residents in the Wembley area, running a luncheon club, organising trips and holidays, and providing transport and activities at a day a centre'.
Harrow Teenage Cancer Trust, based at Fiverden House, West Way, Pinner,º was nominated by Harrow councillor Golam Chowdhury to help in its work 'doing things for young people about their health and well-being, setting up gigs' and to help set up a community radio project for young people.