We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all Nova members, our partners and colleagues for working with us and supporting us throughout 2020.

Mike Holt, Chair of Nova, says:

"It goes without saying that this past year has been one of unprecedented challenge and opportunity. Whilst our Sector and our communities have faced incredible pressures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic there has developed, in the face of the common enemy, a more positive environment of partnership, based on a new relationship between the public and Third Sector.

In many ways we have risen to the occasion and our achievements, particularly in terms of ‘response and recovery’, have been well recognised and valued. As we look forward to the New Year, we know that the challenges will still be there and that the pursuit of the priorities and aims of our Third Sector Strategy will be more important than ever.

The fact that we work with some amazing individuals and teams full of generous and dedicated people will, I’m sure, serve to both inspire and encourage us as we develop our services further and renew our commitment to creating and sustaining a vibrant Third Sector throughout Wakefield District.

All I can say to all with whom we have worked during 2020 is Happy Christmas, stay safe and thank you."

The Nova Team will finish for the holidays on 24 December 2020, and will be returning to work on 4 January 2021.