WDP is delighted to announce that three of our service users from our Supporting Herts Service have had their excellent work during recovery recognised by HACRO, a Hertfordshire charity working to rehabilitate former offenders into society.
Our Chair, Yasmin Batliwala, also President of HACRO, spoke at the awards ceremony on 31st May. She commented:
“HACRO believes in giving people second chances. Life can be very hard and it is very easy for people to take a wrong turning in life. For some it is harder to turn their lives around than it is for others. There are many reasons why this is the case; there are many good reasons, often to do with something as simple as circumstance, why this is so. If someone has become addicted to drugs, got in with the wrong crowd or isn’t able to get a job because of their criminal record, the odds are stacked heavily against them. It takes courage, motivation and commitment to change a way of life. For many, if not for most, it is not a short or straightforward path.”
The awards were presented by the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, who said: "Everyone deserves a second chance and the award winners shared their life stories and what they have done to move ahead towards rewarding and fruitful lives. All the winners deserve our praise and admiration”.
We are pleased that the extraordinary hard work of our services users has been recognised, and wish all of our clients continued success throughout their recovery journey."
Two of the Supporting Herts service users that won the HACRO awards said:
“I think it is nice to get recognition from where I have come from to where I am now, and am looking forward to a bright future with the help of Oxygen and Supporting Herts”
“I would like to say how grateful I am for the award, but it needs to remembered that there are people behind the scenes who have seen me through the bad times as well as the good. So I would like to thank HACRO, my family, and Supporting Herts for their help in my journey.”