Rise Award Winners ’17

Rise Awards Winners 2017

At our AGM, Nov ’17, we were delighted to hand out our first ‘Rise Award‘ to two inspirational winners, both people who deserve recognition and with that a special honour. Thanks to everyone who nominated people they found are making a real difference to people affected by abuse. The final decisions were made by our Board of Directors.

The Rise Awards were handed out by Rotherham’s Major Cllr Eve Keenan.


Rise Award Winner: Kerry Albiston

rise award rotherham 2017 Kerry Albiston
Kerry Albiston was director for Rotherham Women’s Refuge (Rotherham Rise previous name). Kerry was fundamental in securing and developing the new build refuge we now have.

Kerry continues to be a strong voice for women and children, always prepared to stand up for what she believes and challenge injustice.

Kerry is an inspirational woman.

Rise Award Winner: Lesley Taylor

rise award rotherham 2017 Lesley Taylor
Lesley Taylor is a passionate and professional worker who is genuinely caring and always has time for others.

Those that have been supported or worked with Lesley praise her, and she has been described as a ‘guardian angel’.

She really is a one of a kind and inspires me to be a better person’


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