Family event at the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham

South Yorkshire Police in partnership with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue with the support of Children in Need are holding a free family open day on Saturday, 15 December, 2012 at the Lifewise Centre, in Hellaby in Rotherham between 10am and 2pm.

Project Officer, Andy Foster from South Yorkshire Police said: “The Lifewise Centre and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust want to encourage families and their children to come and visit this unique facility with this free event. Partners will be on hand to offer advice on a number of subjects including home and fire safety, basic computer skills and crime prevention.” 

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be running various sporting activities and carrying out free health checks. At the event there will be a face painter, officers from the police firearms support group, a fire engine and the opportunity to win four tickets to a Rotherham United Football Club game, a signed shirt and football and other prizes in a raffle.

The event is based at the Lifewise Centre, which is a purpose built facility with a life size set representing a small town featuring houses, shops, an interchange and full size bus, a park, a police station with cell and much more. 

Project Officer Andy Foster added: “People are invited to call in anytime from 10am until 2pm, it’s an ideal opportunity to visit this unique facility and have a chat with our partners”

Rotherham Community Transport has agreed to support the event by offering a fixed return fare of £3.00 from Water Street in Rotherham Town Centre. Seats must be booked in advance. To book your journey please call Rotherham Community Transport on 01709 517100.