The Bridge Day Services in Harrow supports people with enduring mental health problems to build sustainable coping strategies, break social isolation, and promote social inclusion through meaningful activities that build networks and training that may lead to employment.
This week, a group of nine boys visited Bridge Day Services to work in the centre's garden. They cleared overgrown beds, mowed lawns and made vegetable patches for service users to enjoy.
This project is part of Shaftesbury Enterprise, which encompasses all of Harrow’s philanthropic, charitable, outreach and partnership work. Through Shaftesbury Enterprise, boys engage purposefully and genuinely with the local community, in the spirit of the 19th-century reformer, philanthropist and Old Harrovian, the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (The Head Master's 1813³).
Every boy is able to participate in charitable work, whether teaching and coaching primary-age pupils, raising sponsorship money by running in the annual Long Ducker, providing companionship for elderly people through Community Service, working in charity shops or organising their own fundraising events.