It is with great sadness that we write to tell you of the death of Karen Nicklin, Nova’s Administrator. Karen died at home on 24 September 2020.

Karen has been with the Nova team from the start, having previously worked for a long time with Voluntary Action Wakefield District. She has been our ‘voice on the phone’ and the very heartbeat of our administration. By those of us who worked with her and knew her, she was both loved and respected.

Her love of the outdoors and passion for nature demonstrated how much of a kind heart she had. She will be greatly missed and we are all devastated at losing her.

Nova has much to do, but we would ask that you give members of our team time and space to gather their thoughts and, together, find ways to respond to what has happened.

The Nova office will be closed this week until Monday 5 October 2020.

Maddy Sutcliffe (Chief Executive)
Mike Holt (Chair, Board of Trustees)