Community Spirit Awards 2015: Challenging the cycle of crime

Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2015 at Berties, Elland. Best New Charity  Award. From the left, Host Clare Frisby, winners from Tempus Novo Neil Davidson, Steve Freer, Tadge Sulich, Valdemar Wawrosz and sponsor Jonathan Nichols from Berties at LaCachette
Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2015 at Berties, Elland. Best New Charity Award. From the left, Host Clare Frisby, winners from Tempus Novo Neil Davidson, Steve Freer, Tadge Sulich, Valdemar Wawrosz and sponsor Jonathan Nichols from Berties at LaCachette

best new charity - sponsored by berties @ La cachette

This award commends a new charity, set up within the last year, which has made a positive impact on the lives of others since its creation.

Tempus Novo was born in 2014, out of the need to challenge the cycle of crime which costs communities dearly.

The charity helps repeat offenders to find a way out of crime and, working with partners, creates employment opportunities to bridge the gap and move offenders away from a life of crime.

Pulman Steel, Sowerby Bridge, is one of the companies involved.

Chris Horner, a director at the company, said: “We are delighted to be involved with Tempus Novo such an exciting innovative charity tackling an issue which isn’t ‘typical’ of the charity sector in Calderdale.”

Neil Davidson is a founding member of the charity and said: “It was very rewarding for Tempus Novo and particularly pleasing for our partners who have helped us by creating employment oportunities.

“These bridge the gap to move offenders away from a life of crime and into sustainable work.

“Together we are creating a safer and more productive society.”

He added that if any businesses would like to get involved with the charity, he can be contacted on 07768984168.

Also nominated in this category were Heartbeat and the Young Person’s Prevention and Support Service.