Rotherham Rise: Community Spirit Award Winners

Bell Group was proud to work alongside Johnstones Trade recently and complete the £10,000 makeover at the main street premises of Rotherham Rise; Rotherham Rise won the Johnstones Trade Community Spirit Award in June of this year.

The facility has been transformed into a women’s centre to provide space for all women to come together to gain confidence, develop skills, take part in training, access groups and activities, as well as providing support for women and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse.

Johnstone’s Trade provided expert colour and paint advice, as well as all the materials for the project from the Johnstone’s Decorating Centre on the Parkway Industrial Estate, Nunnery Drive, Sheffield and Bell Group were on hand to carry out the decorating works.

Sue Wynne, chief executive of Rotherham Rise, said: “To win the Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit prize has been a fantastic boost for us and will make an incredible difference. The project will allow a more comfortable café style environment and we hope this will encourage women to come forward and use the drop in services and support.

“Johnstone’s Trade and Bell Group have done a fantastic job of transforming the interior of the building and we have now gone from new premises with plenty of work needing doing to having two rooms fit for purpose.”