Locally in Beverley there were number of young people taking part. They included four lads who helped out at a special sports event for people with disabilities and two girls who raised hundreds of pounds for charity.
Youth Engagement team member Sgt James Main said;
“We have seen some fantastic work being done by young people in this year’s Lifestyle Challenge and everyone who has taken part should be very proud of themselves.”
“Never underestimate the positive affect the work you have done has had on your local community.”
“Taking the time to do something positive, be that meeting with older residents, clearing up litter, creating a community area or raising money for a good cause, it makes a real difference.”
“Lifestyle is all about helping young people stay safe and be safe. Each year it offers young people many opportunities to make positive contributions to their local communities, whilst learning essential life-skills and gaining in confidence and self-esteem.”
“The teams also help to dispel the perception that young people are responsible for antisocial behaviour, reducing the fear of crime within communities.”
Matthew Grove, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside added;
“Lifestyle has proved every year that we have so many young people in this area who we can be rightly proud of.”
“It’s a fantastic example of how young people can make a positive contribution to their community, build relationships and improve their own skills.”
“The fact that thousands of young people have taken part and benefitted from their involvement is a tribute to Humberside Police and our partner organisations who have worked hard to develop and support the programme for over 25 years.”
Now in its 27 year the scheme has seen 158,000 young people take part. Last year alone over £80,000 was raised for local good causes.
Anyone who took part has until 1st October to hand in their log book if they want to be in with a chance of winning one of a number of prizes on offer.