Ex-offenders’ achievements celebrated at Welwyn Garden City event

PUBLISHED: 10:11 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:11 05 June 2017

Welwyn Garden City hosted the latest HACRO event. Picture credit: Bernie de Hoedt

Welwyn Garden City hosted the latest HACRO event. Picture credit: Bernie de Hoedt

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An event celebrating how some ex-offenders have successfully turned their lives around was held in Welwyn Garden City.

More than 150 people flocked to the HACRO (Hertfordshire Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) bash last Wednesday, held in Welwyn Hatfield Council’s chamber in The Campus.

HACRO’s president Yasmin Batilwala said: “It was a real privilege to present the HACRO awards last night.

“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”.

High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Will Hobhouse, added: “The HACRO awards celebrates service users in the Criminal Justice System who have overcome significant obstacles and challenges to get their lives back on track.

“This is an enormous achievement and a rare opportunity for positive changes to be acknowledged and celebrated.”

Local companies and sponsors included Will Hobhouse, Yasmin Batliwala, Veolia, McMullen & Sons, Emmaus (St Albans), The Stefanou Foundation, Harpenden, St Albans Priory and Hatfield Rotary Clubs and HMP The Mount.

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