Rt Hon Dame Rosie Winterton joined with Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Stephen Bell, The Chief Executive Officer of Changing Lives to open the new Changing Lives' Women's Centre and Community Hub in Princes Street Doncaster.
Changing Lives held an official opening and drop in event at the new Women’s Centre and Community Hub to mark the occasion and enable partnership organisations to join with them to celebrate and highlight the work they do in Doncaster.
Dame Rosie said “The staff and volunteers at Changing Lives in Doncaster do make a real difference through the work they do in providing support and access to services and training, or simply just by being there to help when things get difficult. Working together with other partnership organisations and Doncaster Council, they help women and girls to overcome obstacles that prevent them from achieving their full potential and I was delighted to have been invited to join them today on this special occasion.”
Changing Lives women-only centres welcome all women and girls regardless of age, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability or background, helping them to build new skills, make new friends and work on their confidence and assertiveness.
Dr Alan Billings, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire also presented a cheque to Changing Lives in the sum of £4,800. Pictured are: Dr Alan Billings – South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Debbie McKinney – Changing Lives Service Manager, Cath Robinson – Project Worker, Mary Ellis – Senior Practitioner, Rosie and Stephen Bell – CEO Changing Lives.