News from Lifestyle teams
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Charity Chimps, Cleethorpes
Isabelle, Bethany, Devon, Charlotte and Jasmine are the team members. They raised funds for Humberston Park School for special needs. To raise money they organised a sponsored Triathlon around Cleethorpes Country Park scooting, cycling and walking 3 laps of each. They also sold raffle tickets with donated prizes from local businesses to help raise the funds. They have also taken on the task of weeding the Humberston Church gardens. The garden had been neglected and stood 2ft high in thistles! They cut back the thistles, weeded and rotavated the bed in preparation for new plants donated by Pennells. It took many man hours but was worth it - the garden stands in front of St Peters Church Humberston and on route to the girls school Humberston C of E primary. A job well done Chimps!
The True Blues, Winterton
Justin and Daniel took part in this year's Lifestyle project.
They raised funds for othe local Guide Dogs for the Blind by weeding a garden patio on the 30th July. Also, on the 1st September they walked both ways across the Humber Bridge. The weather was kind as they enthusiastically set off on their trek, stopping for lunch under the trees in the pretty picnic area. Still energetic they continued by walking around the Country Park where Justin spotted a family trying to send their dog to get a lad's shoe that his sister had thrown into the pond.
Offering to help, Justin entered the thicket while Daniel stood opposite to indicate the position of the shoe. A few minutes later Justin emerged shoe in hand. On their return Daniel ran most of the way back - in bare feet! Good work team!!!
Lucky Lot, Wilberfoss
Rebecca, Evie and Latisha received a visit from Team GB Diver Rebecca Gallantree yesterday. Rebecca took time out of her busy training schedule this weekend to visit the team at the Wilberfoss Community Mural and Wildlife Garden. She commented, "Well done girls for creating this fantastic area. I love the wall with the Olympics paintings, I especially like the diver symbol! You've all done a fantastic job and should be very proud of yourselves". Rebecca wished the girls the best of luck as their project goes forward to be judged by the Lifestyle team at Humberside Police. The team held an official opening and handover of the Community Mural and Wildlife garden to Wilberfoss Parish Council on Friday 6th September 2013. The completed Lifestyle project was handed over into the Parish Council Jubilee Project which has also installed a table tennis table into the area and additional seating into the area. Well done girls!!
The Two Terrific Turtles, Beverley
Ellie and Samantha have spent the summer promoting and supporting the British Heart Foundation. They have organised the delivery and collection of charity bags in their local areas and their personal touch encouraged people to donate. The community generosity amounted to almost 350 bags being collected. They have car washed and dog sat to raise money for the charity and worked on sports days at a local nursery to promote a healthy heart, presenting badges and certificates. They have also raised money by bag packing at Herons, Tesco and Asda.
The girls plan to make the final donation to British Heart Foundation on 3rd Sept.
They were also featured in an article in the HU17 magazine. Great work girls!!!
Field Falcons, Melbourne
The team is made up of Ryan, Matthew and Kieran. The boys are working hard to improve their local tennis court by brushing all the loose gravel off the court, pulling out the very tall weeds which have grown all around the edge and removed the moss. This will make the court much more playable. They are also holding tennis classes for 3-7 year olds to fund planting of daffodils on the field as a lasting memory of the project. Well done lads!!
Helping Hyenas, Grimsby
The team are made up of Jessica, Stephanie, Carley, Laura and Tia. They have arranged a 2KM fun run/walk at Healing Royal British Legion on Sunday at 11am. The team have worked hard to put the event together overcoming many obstacles in their way! All funds raised will be going to The Neo Natal Unit at Grimsby Hospital. Well done team and good luck for Sunday!!
The Fun-Raisers, Cleethorpes
The team are Mackenzie, Lewis and Ethan who have been raising money through a sponsored bike ride totalling 52 laps of the Cleethorpes Country Park. They have raised money to buy two parasols and bases for a garden for patients undergoing chemotherapy, and to recreate the neglected gardens between the Amethyst ward and D1 by filling it with plants and planters.
The boys have spent a lot of time approaching local garden centres asking for donations to help with the garden and would like to say a big thank you to Pennells, Alfords, Oaklands garden centre, Tesco, Trotters Traders and B & Q for kindly donating plants and offering discount for their project.
The boys chose this project as Ethan’s Grandma Ruth had recently been undergoing chemotherapy on the Amethyst ward. She enjoyed plants and gardening so the boys have planted some roses in memory of the late Ruth Twydell. The boys presented the parasols and bases to nurses Karen and Julie.
Deborah, ward manager stated – ‘Can I just ask you to pass on my heartfelt thanks to the wonderful job that was done with the garden, when I came on duty on Monday I was absolutely stunned, what a transformation, it looks brilliant. All of the staff have been saying how hard the children worked and that they really got stuck in, they should be very proud of themselves, so again a great big thanks, and for your support also and well done to everybody with raising the monies for the Parasols and plants they are lovely and bright, Ruth would have been extremely proud of their efforts I am sure’. Great work lads!!!!
The Yorkies, Walkington
Jonathan, Luca, Andrew and Matthew make up this team. Following all the sponsorship they gained from running 10K each, The Yorkies have been busy building their sensory garden. They took delivery of some wood which was kindly delivered without a delivery charge from Boards of Cottingham and staked and secured the frame and the beds for the garden. They are taking delivery of some bark and top soil on Friday and have researched suitable benches to place in the garden (a kind donation from a villager will help us get these). They are all very tired but are getting near to the end of our project and hope that the garden will look fantastic. Well done team!!
Fast and Furious, Ulceby
Abigail, Charlie, Joseph, Jacob and Sam’s project was to support the volunteers at LIVES who provide first emergency response to our local villages until an ambulance can arrive. They have raised much needed funds for equipment so far by having stalls at local fairs including charging people to throw wet sponges at the headmaster! They also did a 3 hour litter pick along the road between the villages to clear all the rubbish thrown from cars and cleared up the area of brambles and nettled overhanging the path to school. This weekend they are busy at the Fox Fun Day Ulceby on Saturday and have their own fair on Sunday at the village hall where they will be doing magic tricks and circus skills but most importantly providing demonstrations of basic first aid measures from LIVES and some short videos designed to explain basic first aid which children can do. Great work team!!
The Fun-Raisers, Hessle
The team are Amy, Alisha and Jessica. They have now finished their Lifestyle projects because of holiday commitments. On the 12th August The Fun-Raisers had a photo taken with Lewis Wharf at Viking FM as they handed him the money raised at a family coffee afternoon. Adriana from Viking then gave the team a guided tour of the radio station and a photo of this was posted on Twitter!! They completed their last Lifestyle activity on the 14th August when they presented Sam and her daughter Anya from Downright Special with funds that they have raised during their Lifestyle project. They raised the money with a tombola at Cottingham Day, a ‘bucket collection’ at Sainsbury’s and a sponsored skip on the Humber Bridge. This money will be put towards running the Downright Special Friday play and education sessions that are held during term time.
Team Zebras, Scunthorpe
This team are Olivia, Charlie, Alice and Codie. They have been looking into Green Energy. They have come up with some clever ideas, advising people how to save energy. They have been raising awareness on the issue and have come up with the four bits of advice listed below:
1. Please only fill you kettle with as much water as you need, as you don't need to waste energy boiling more than you need.
2. Switch off any electrical equipment that you don't need. Standby on Tv or microwaves
3. Share a lift when travelling. Have a work challenge of how many miles that could be saved in one month.
4. Look at food used to stop waste, see how many meals you could make from weekly leftovers. Share recipes for left over foods.
Team Five Starz, Howden
The team is Lucy, Megan, Harriet, Mia and Leah. They are doing some great work this summer to raise money for Cancer Research. On Thursday 15th August they hosted a mid summer charity disco for kids in Howden and the surrounding area. The disco was from 6-8pm at the Shire Hall and included a raffle and refreshments. They are also going to a car boot sale and are hoping to do a bag pack at their local Morrisons.
Team SHAKO, Cleethorpes
Abbie Hinesman, Olivia Marriott, Keira Sharp, Savannah Stephenson and Holly Tinker, all aged 11 have been making and selling cakes in aid of the Blue Cross Charity. They also had a visit to their local Police station. Good work!!
The Lucky Lot, Wilberfoss
“The Lucky Lot” are Rebecca, Evie and Latisha. Their Lifestyle project for 2013 is to create a community mural to brighten up a wall in the play park in Wilberfoss and to develop a Wildlife Garden which has been designed and planted. They have had lots of support from local businesses. An appeal has been made for unwanted paint and to raise awareness of "the community repaint scheme". Free paint has been collected from Johnstones paint to support the mural and insect houses have been gifted from garden centres, brushes and materials have been provided by hardware stores. The girls are very busy over the next few weeks to get the mural onto the wall!
The team had written to Sarah Wills at the Parish Council to find out how they could help the community and she mentioned the idea of the community garden and also a mural, something the girls had also been thinking about. The mural is in three sections and celebrates the success of 2012 Olympics & Paralympics, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Community of Wilberfoss. The girls project is now part of a larger project which is also installing an outdoor table tennis table in the same area.
The team made mood boards to help develop the mural taking in ideas from the community including the Church and School. They have written over 30 letters to businesses far and wide seeking help for both the mural and the wildlife garden. The girls have attracted a lot of support from businesses and the community
• Daniel Warren Plasterer - Rendering for the wall (2 days time and materials)
• Keyline - Materials for rendering the wall and 5 tins of white paint
• David Fox @ Homecraft - Artist materials, paint brushes for the mural
• The Range - Hog hair brushes, paint brushes, chalk, charcoal
• Johnstones Paint - 5 tins of pain for the mural
• Crown Paints - Paint
• Travis Perkins - 8 x Paint Kettles, two tins of green paint
• Dean @ GT Graphics - photos for log books and help in getting the community graphics onto the wall
• Mark Tuffs - a local artist who has given his time to help direct the girls
• Wilberfoss Newsletter - free advert in the monthly newsletter to raise awareness of community repaint scheme - recycling of unused paint in peoples garages and sheds. Including an appeal for paint which will be sent back to the scheme
• Community Re-paint Hull - For providing Brushes, Rollers, and recycled Paint for the mural
• York Saw Mill - Additional free Trellis panel (possibility of another one to come)
• Tim @ Elvington Plant Hire - free digger hire for moving earth for the wildlife garden
• David Smith - Over £200 worth of Plants for the wildlife garden
• Dean Garden Centre - £25 voucher - Butterfly house and insect houses
• Langlands Garden Centre - Ladybird House for the wildlife garden
• Grimstone Landscapes - Provision of time to and to transport the plants the girls selected from the garden centre
• Wilberfoss School - For allowing the Ice Lolly Sale which raised much needed funds
• Sainsburys - York - £20 voucher - materials to be defined - most probably paint, lacquer or varnish (investigating anti vandel paint to be applied over the finished mural)
• Sainsburys - Pocklington - £100 - materials to be defined - most probably the lacquer or varnish to provide a protective coating over the mural once it has been painted
The team held two highly successful ice lolly sales at Wilberfoss Primary school and have used some of the money to make a donation to “Community Repaint in Hull” who were able to supply some of the paint. The Community RePaint schemes collect reusable, leftover paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families, communities and charities in need. The girls were surprised to learn that 50 million litres of paint are unused, stored in homes or garages or just thrown away! Great work team!!!
Pink Lightning, Hutton Cranswick
Chloe, Nina and Charlotte are still very busy with their lifestyle project. They are working on the vegetable patch at Hutton Cranswick Primary School. On the 18th of August the team had a Jumble Sale at the field day in Hutton Cranswick with all funds going towards the vegetable patch.
On the 26th of August, from 12 noon until 3 they are also holding a healthy family picnic day on their local Green called 'Be Green on the Green'. Everybody is welcome to bring along their own picnic and join in with the fun. There will be games of cricket and rounders going on throughout. Children can get the chance to make their own salad box and decorate their own plant pot. There will be lots of activities all themed on being active, healthy and green. Well done team!!
New Holland All B.L.A.C.S
The team consists of Ami, Becky, Caitlin and Selby. We are improving our outdoor classroom at school by creating work surfaces, information signs, making it more attractive to wildlife and making a sensory garden. We will be working at New Holland Primary School on 24th August from 10am-4pm and on 27th August from 7:30pm-9pm. Good work!!
The Two Terrific Turtles, Beverley
Ellie and Samantha are promoting and supporting the British Heart Foundation. They have organised the delivery and collection of charity bags in their local areas, they hope that the personal touch will encourage people to donate. Every house that donates gets a thank you card. They have car washed and dog sat to raise money for the charity and worked on sports days at a local nursery to promote a healthy heart, presenting badges and certificates.
The girls plan to make the final donation to British Heart Foundation on 3rd Sept. Great stuff team!!
Flying Flip-Flops, Hessle
Helina, Laeticia and Eva are litter picking and general cleaning up around the Tower Hill Memorial Park. As well as litter picking we will be clearing an overgrown area in the park ready for the council to fill in and are getting involved in the design of that area. The team have been raising money to buy the equipment needed and remaining funds will be donated to Hull Animal Welfare Trust. Well done team!!
The Yorkies, Walkington
Andrew, Matthew, Jonathan, and Luca all aged 10 years are trying to build a Sensory Garden on the local grassy area in Walkington. To start with, they got people to sponsor them to run a 10k each, and they did! Next Luca and Matthew went to a meeting with the local council and they said that it was a great idea and fully supported them and would provide help if needed. We have set up the foundations of the garden and have rung companies to get prices for materials needed. We just need to build it now. Thanks to everyone who has helped so far. Great Work guys!!
The Speed Busters, Hedon
The team are Holly, Molly, Charlotte and Izzy. They are campaigning against speeding motorists in their local area. Good idea team!!
The Only Way Is Lifestyle! South Cave
Elly, Olivia, Ella and Elise all aged 10 years are going to raise funds for their local charity the Daisy Appeal by selling home baked cakes and home made bracelets outside the South Cave Post Office from 10-12:00 am on Wednesday 28th August.
The team are also going to bring enjoyment and company to the elderly at the Orchard Court Residential home by giving a musical performance on Tuesday 27th August between 2-3pm. They will also be playing games with them on Thursday 29th August between 2-3pm so this will be a very busy week indeed! Great stuff team!!
Sally, Emily, Sarah and Esme are the Ecophonics lifestyle group who have already been really busy this summer, but they still have lots more going on. As you see from the photo of the girl's wearing multiple pairs of glasses each, this summer the girls are trying to get as many people as they can to look out for their old, unwanted glasses they have hiding in the back of cupboards and drawers and take them to one of the many places the girls have ecophonics specs appeal boxes. They include, Specsavers opticians in both Scunthorpe and Grimsby, Robert W F Marshals Opticians in Grimsby, Scott’s Property, next to the Crown Court in Grimsby, Caistor Post Office, North Kelsey village shop, Cadney church, Howsham Village Hall and Brigg Opticals, Chapel Court, Brigg. So far the group has collected over 280 pairs of glasses! All these will be passed on to Caistor Lions group at the end of the summer, who then send them on so they can give adults and children in developing countries the chance to be able to see more clearly, being able to learn better, and have more job opportunities. Ecophonics have been out and about to several different groups already to talk about recycling glasses where they have been well received each time, but they would still welcome the chance to visit any other groups who would give them the opportunity to listen to them give a short talk about why they would like more people to look out those old glasses. Unneeded by you - priceless to them.
They are also busy keeping children and their parents active and occupied with a kid's club every Wednesday morning 10am to 12noon at Howsham village hall, Cadney Road, Howsham near Brigg. There is a different theme every week, varying from finger puppets, to baking biscuits and a silly sports day. It is just £1 per child, but children 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. On Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm they are holding very friendly Rounders nights at Howsham park behind the village hall. Anyone can join in, and if you can hit the ball, but can't run, don't worry one of the Ecophonics group will do the running for you! Free to join in, but the group would appreciate a donation for the half time refreshments.
On Thursday the 22nd August, Ecophonics are hosting a Family quiz night at Howsham Village Hall. Doors will open at 6.30pm, with the quiz commencing from 7pm. £2 per adult, and £1 per child with teams of 2 to 6 people. This is a not too serious, jolly, but puzzling night for all ages to enjoy. There will be raffle, refreshments and more too. they will also be helping out at, and have a stall at Howsham park summer fair, on Sunday, 1st September starting at 2pm at Howsham Village Hall and Park. All the money raised by Ecophonics over the summer will be donated to When you wish upon a star and Hodgkins Lynphoma research. Good work!!
5 Squared, Hessle
Harriet, Charlotte, Lauren, Niamh and Eve all aged 12 years are team 5 squared of Hessle who are holding a coffee afternoon at Tower Hill Methodist Church Hall in Hessle on Saturday 17th August from 1.30pm until 4.30pm in aid of our chosen charity for this year, The Echoes Foundation. There will be cakes, books, crafts, teas/coffees and much more! There will also be a visit from “Ellie the Echoes Elephant” and live background music to keep everyone entertained. Look out for Ellie who will also be walking around Hessle beforehand to promote the event. We hope to see you there! Well done team!!
Maria, Chloe and Jessie, all aged 13, have produced a poster to advertise the work they are doing to raise money for their chosen charities. It reads as follows:
Sponsored activities to raise money for RSPCA and the Dogs Trust.
Working Around the community to better the environment, help the elderly, clean up parks and make Hull a better place.
They will be taking part in all challenges given to us so we need your help to sponsor us. So if you would like any work doing for any spare change or would like more information then please contact the adult adviser. Keep up the good work team!!
Zak, Tyler, Annalise and Michael all aged 11 and Lewis aged 12 have put together a poster advertising what they are doing in order to raise much needed funds for the Carr House Rescue Centre. It reads as follows:
Dog walking, Humber Bridge sponsored run, gardening to help the elderly and community, helping around parks, cleaning up, litter picking and fixing up parks. Tombola, so all donations for prizes will be a big help. Bag packing, helping the elderly and washing cars for our sponsors. All donations for Carr House Rescue Centre contact our adult adviser. Thank you. Well done team!!
Just 4 Fun, Hull
Lewis, Ben, Charles and Sam aged 11 and 12 years are planning to do a beach clean up at Mappleton on Monday 11th August – Great work Lads!
Eco Friendly, Beverley
A Lifestyle group from Woodmansey Primary School are Georgina, Matthew, Megan, Alex and Regan aged 10 and 11 years. They have so far delivered posters around the village asking for unwanted items they can sell at car boot sales, they managed to raise funds on the first event and we are planning a big stall at Dene Park Car boot on Sunday 11th August and on Bank holiday Monday 26th August at Woodmansey fun day and car boot. The aim is to reach out to children who have to care for someone sick or disabled and who have to look after themselves more than many children in normal circumstances. Most of these children get little help and we would love to raise enough for a party or event for the local child carers to enjoy. It would be great if we could request people come to buy from our car boot and also bring any donations for us to sell on the day. Keep up the good work team!!
The Four Delights, Hull
Ella-Mae, Molly, Alex and Leonie, all aged 10 attended a Care Home on 1st August. They held a coffee morning with the residents and their families and also filled in some time before lunch by pampering some of the ladies and painted their nails. They played an old CD and the residents and staff were singing and dancing. In the afternoon the team entertained the residents by putting on a musical show. The Care home staff and residents loved it so much they have asked them to come back before they go back to school. They went round the care home asking what songs they liked from their era and have now begun work learning the lyrics and rehearsing so they can put another afternoon of entertainment on. On Sunday 11th August the team are holding a car boot sale at The Goodfellowship, Cottingham Road. They will be holding a “name the teddy” competition. We will also have a nail painting stall to help raise more funds for the care homes and the community. Great Stuff!!
Funky Dog Effect, Hessle
Cailean, Alex and Harry, all aged 11. They have organised football and cricket matches, walked and cycled across the Humber Bridge, helped out on an allotment and made healthy smoothies in aid of Hessle Dog Rescue. Well done team!
M.A.D (Make A Difference), Doncaster
Jade and Abygayle, both aged 12 have been busy organising a Fun Day for the 25th August 1.30pm at the Methodist Church, High Street, Misterton raising money for the First Responders and Air Ambulance as well as supporting other local causes. There will be various stalls, demos from local groups including some Belly Dancing, raffle and tombola, inflatable slide, fancy dress competition, face painting and Animal Handling with Sam's Safari! On 17th July they attended Misterton Primary School Leavers BBQ and Disco and began fundraising with a “Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar” game and have lots more planned! Please come along to the Fun Day for your chance to win some great prizes! Well Done team!!
Doggy Brigade, Scunthorpe
Kayleigh, Rachel and Kaci, all aged 11 held a jumble sale raising funds and using the money to donate food to Jerry Greens Dog Sanctuary. On Monday 12th August they will be delivering the food and hope to generate awareness by using the local media and also the help of their local PCSO to promote their Lifestyle Project. Good Work Team!!
Double Trouble Twins, Cottingham
Morgan and Jessica both aged 10 will be on Green Lane/ Castle Road, Cottingham on Tuesday 20th August doing a Safety Campaign with PCSO Paul Beecroft. He will be bringing a speed gun to monitor the traffic and make people aware of their speed in our area. A lot of children cross Green Lane to get to the playing field and we have noticed some cars drive too fast around here so we would like to try to make the drivers aware of the speed limit.
Famous Four, Beverley
Katie, Mahala, Ruvarashe and Evie all aged 10 plan to build a Wildlife habitat – named “Lifestyle Lodge”. During the first week of the school holiday they embarked on their first challenge, they really wanted to do something outside regarding wildlife. They decided a good place would be in the school woodland area because other children at their school could then benefit from it and use it to enhance their curriculum. They did lots of research and then began by gathering lots of materials from local skips (with permission,) and neighbours to fill their habitat. After getting the relevant permission from everyone the girls began. Everything was transported to the woodlands, the area was cleared and they began building. They used lots of materials and worked very hard all day. This team have also been raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease by doing a bag pack at Wilkinson in Beverley on Saturday 27th July. The Famous Four also wanted to help the homeless and to raise awareness they sat outside Morrisons in Beverley all day, on cardboard in sleeping bags and collected donations for the homeless.
More Help More Happiness, Driffield
Ethan, Fred, James and Jasper from Driffield have been working really hard to create a Fire Safety leaflet to distribute to local schools, this will be checked and endorsed by the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service before distribution.
The 3 Wise Men
Ashley, Ben and Brandon all aged 12 are doing a sponsored walk across the Humber Bridge dressed as girls on Tuesday 6th August at 10am from Hessle, in order to raise funds towards an outdoor skating rink on Greatfield Estate at Christmas. They also hope to produce leaflets promoting Crime Prevention and Fire Safety to all households on Greatfield Estate, Hull.
Top Dogs, Bridlington
The team are Oliver and Phoebe, Emily and James aged 11, and Sam aged 10.
Oliver and Phoebe’s Grandad fell last week in town so the team were talking about how many old people there are in Bridlington, and how the pavements should be easier to get around on, so you weren’t having to weave in an out of things - so we looked on the internet and put together some top tips.
They fundraised at the Lions Carnival with a cake sale and sold out of buns within the hour, Emily had even roped in her neighbours to help bake!
The next event they have planned is an information stand with Guide Dogs for the Blind on King Street outside Boyes in Bridlington on Friday 16th August.
Kool Kids, Immingham
Oliver, Mia, Alyssa and Katie aged 10 years, along with Jessica aged 9 years are helping to set up a brand new food larder in Immingham, they will be collecting food items at the local supermarket on 17th August between 12 noon and 3pm. They are also entertaining the elderly at Rose Gardens in Immingham on 19th August at 3.30pm by singing, dancing, playing games and serving afternoon tea.
The Fun-Raisers, Hessle
Alisha, Amy and Jessica, all aged 12 are holding a tombola stall to raise money for 'Downright Special', the Down Syndrome support group at Cottingham Day on the 6th July. Pop along and support the team. They are also raising funds for a sick girl in Hessle so she can take part in activities she wishes to do when feeling well enough. On 7th July, the team have organised a Talent Contest at All Saints Church Hall, Hessle. Doors open at 2.30pm and tickets are £2 to watch at between 3pm and 5pm there will be refreshments and a raffle at the contest.
Honey Bunnies, Beverley
Stacey, Amelia and Elyza and continuing to raise awareness of their 'Save The Bees' project supported by Coletta and Tyson. A great deal of interest has been shown by members of the community and funds have been raised in aid of Friends of The Earth Bee, who kindly offered customers a 10 percent discount on pollinator plants. Great work team!
Jessica, Montanna, Abigail, Holly and Lily Sky are helping lots of different groups in their community.
GI Girls, Cottingham
Isabel and Charlotte have decided to hold a British Tea Party for the elderly and are raising funds for this project. So far they have washed family cars and helped around the home and today they are successfully selling jumble in Cottingham Village.
The Tea Party will take place on 9th August at 12pm, in the communal area at Albion Court, in Anlaby, which is independent living for the elderly. The team are aware some of the people living there are housebound or don't get out a great deal and are faced with loneliness, so the team felt this was a nice way of giving them some company and a pleasant afternoon as well as a social gathering for the residents in the building.
Team O’Mighty, Brough (pic)
Thomas, Thomas, Harry and Ethan are campaigning to get a skate park built in Brough. As part of their project, the team are busy raising funds to bring a mobile skate park to Brough on Wednesday 21st August with a tuck shop and raffle. This is a great opportunity for the children in Brough, Elloughton and Welton who can play on a skate park for free. To make this possible Team O’Mighty have cash from a bun sale at school, approached local businesses for support, and have a sponsored 15 mile bike ride planned to their two nearest skate parts in Haltemprice and North Ferriby to highlight how far young people have to travel to use a skate park. They are aiming to bag pack Morrisons too.
The team would like to get a permanent skate park in Brough once planning permission is in place, and have already met Cllr Tony Galbraith to talk about possible locations. They are meeting a Play Officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council on Tuesday.
The team have set up a petition on paper and online and have gathered 100 signatures already which they are hoping to build upon over the summer. To sign the petition log onto http://chn.ge/17uBx8w
Helping Hyenas, Healing, Grimsby
Jessica, Laura, Stephanie , Carly and Tia are holding a Race Night on Friday the 23rd of August at Healing Legion , Oak Road, Healing, 6-9pm which is well know as a good family night out for all ages and its free entry – all are welcome. The team have organised a family fun run on Sunday the 1st of September at again at Healing Legion 10:45 am for 11:00 am start. Entry fee is only £3 or £10 for a group/family with a maximum of 4, all finishers receive a medal. The closing date for entries is the 24th August. For further information/entry forms please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07930633266. All the money raised goes towards the DPOW neonatal unit as the team are aiming to raise funds for a breast milk warmer.
Sarah, Emily, Esme and Sally would like to help children and adults see clearly in developing countries by encouraging everyone to recycle their old glasses to give the gift of better sight. The team are visiting community groups to raise awareness of their project. They have arranged collection boxes in a variety of locations including Specsavers in both Scunthorpe and Grimsby, Robert W F Marshals, Opticians in Grimsby, Scott’s Property, next to the Crown Court in Grimsby, Caistor Post Office, North Kelsey village shop, Cadney church, and Brigg Opticals, Chapel Court, Brigg. The team have already collected 180 pairs themselves, but would still like to collect more. All the glasses collected will be passed on Caistor Lions.
During August the team are holding a Kid’s club every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 noon at Howsham Village Hall, at £1 per child for children 12 and under. There are lots of different crafts, activities and fun to be had. A rounders and quiz night are also planned in and the team will also be part of the have a stall at Howsham Park summer fair on Sunday 1st September from 2pm at Howsham Park. Ecophonics are splitting any money they raise over the summer between ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ and ‘Hodgkins Lymphoma Charity’.
The Four Leaf Clovers, Melbourne, York
Lorna, Maisie, Sarah, Ellie and Charlotte. This summer the team have visited local primary schools to tell the children why it is so important to drink plenty of water, to keep our bodies fit and healthy.
They also visited the childrens ward at York Hospital at the beginning of the summer to see the children and staff and to find out what they really needed so our challenge is on to raise enough money to buy a few things from their list.
Sky Fighters, Goole – pics
Beth, Rachel, Johnathan and Karen have lots more planned over the summer including car washing and dog walking for the elderly, the team are holding charity stalls on 3rd of August outside the junction and on the 10th August at Goole High School fun day. The team have organised a litter pick with the MP Andrew Percy, and a sponsored walk around Goole in fancy dress on the 31st of August. Busy busy!
Team 5 squared, Hessle
Harriet, Charlotte, Lauren, Niamh and Eve will be taking part in a cycle relay across the Humber Bridge to raise funds for their chosen charity, The Echoes Foundation on Saturday 10th August 2013 at 10.00am. The team will be putting their prize bikes from last year’s Lifestyle competition to good use and aim to complete 25 miles to celebrate Lifestyle’s birthday! Why not come along and meet Echoes the Elephant, join in with us or simply give us a wave!
The Cookie Monsters, Hull
Demi, Sophie and Emily are holding a summer fair on Saturday 17th August between 11am – 4pm promoting a healthy lifestyle and safety messages to members of the public, during the day there would be sport races and this is promoting the healthy lifestyle.
The Chocolate Stars, Goole
Jayne, Centime, Chloe-Maria and Jazmine are holding a Craft and cake stall in Howden market place on Friday 2nd August.
All crafts are hand made by the team members and cakes are made with a little help from team members mums.
6 Helping Hands, Goole
Thomas, Caitlin and Jessica want to help provide some items for the new sensory room at Pastures Day Centre, with this in mind the team have organised a cake stall and tombola at the day centre at 2pm on 16th August and on 20th August the team are holding a prize bingo from 2pm at the Charter Club in Goole.
Howden Rangers, Howden
Joshua, Kieran, Lewis, plus two other team members
To help mark Lifestyle’s 25th Anniversary the team are taking part in their very own triathlon covering 100 miles between them, starting with a 10 mile cycle ride, eight mile walk and a 2 mile run over two consecutive days starting 5th August. All funds raised from the triathlon will go towards a charity very close to each and everyone of the boys hearts, ‘Martin House’ Hospice who played a huge part in supporting a young boy from Howden and made a great difference to the lives of their family.
Martin Thackery, adult adviser for the team said, “The boys have put a lot of thought and effort into their project and now just want to get out and complete their challenge. When Martin House opened its doors in 1997, it became only the second children’s hospice in the UK and has played a leading role in the development and philosophy of children’s hospice care.”
Freestyle Penguins, Grimsby
Maya, Molly, Eleanor, Erin and Rhianna are holding numerous fundraising events over the holidays in aid of St Andrews Hospice. The team are helping in the St Andrews Hospice Shop sorting and assisting with donations and tidying up as well as encouraging members of the community to donate unwanted gifts and items to sell.
Mixed Mixtures, Scunthorpe
Jessica, Montanna, Abigail, Holly and Lily Sky are raising awareness of local wildlife whilst having fun at the same time! The team have a whole host of activities for youngsters at the Little Imps Nursery in Messingham including 1st August 1-3pm cress in yoghurt and hang up yoghurt pot fat balls for birds, 7th August 9-12 noon bug painting, bees and lady birds, clear a patch ready for bug boxes, 15th August 1-3pm put out painted bugs with the children, plant seeds. 22nd August 9am until 12 noon finishing off cress heads, taking part in a bear hunt!
Kids First, Scunthorpe
The Parishes Shopping Centre in Scunthorpe are kindly hosting a fundraising event for our lifestyle team Kids First to help them raise money to create a children's room at The Blue Door Women's Centre in Scunthorpe. Charity Fund Raising Event at The Parishes Shopping Centre. Please come and support us. Come & have your photo taken by ‘Remember The Moment’ in their unique photobooth for up to twelve persons, with Jack Sparrow, Buzz Lightyear, Princess and maybe others in the Vue Foyer. We have Mel’s Funky Faces to paint your face, Balloon Modelling from It’s Party Time, a Karate Demo, a Balloon Race, please come and enjoy the day, and give generously to a very worthy local cause, raising funds to offer support for vulnerable women and children. All welcome, all donations gratefully received.
They have also created a website to keep people updated on their progress at email@example.com They will be holding a balloon race and collecting donations in the Parishes all day on Saturday with their special friends Captain Jack Sparrow and Buzz Lightyear.
Busy Bees, Scunthorpe
Clarice Victoria, Sophie, Imogen Mae and Millie are fund raising for ‘Action for Children’ who support families with disabled children. On 5th August the team are taking part in a sponsored bounce over the Humber Bridge on space hoppers. The team have already taken part in a Jumble and Bake sale too! Great work team!
Too Cool for School, Beverley
Alexandra, Leonie, Jessica and Charlotte are selling biscuits, sweets, drinks and buns at deer park way park in Beverley most days!!! We are also aiming to get the swimming pool so we can do a swimathon plus we are doing a collection at Morrisons!!! Good luck team!
The Nerds, Scunthorpe
Evelyn, Carlan, Amy and Phoebe wanted to spread a little happiness this summer. The team worked hard making homemade cakes and buns to sell at their school sports day. With the profits generated the team have been in touch with local care homes asking if they can make cakes to take into the care homes to provide afternoon tea for the residents!
Plant a Smile, Cottingham
Ellener and Emily are holding a coffee morning on 3rd August from 10 until 11:30am at St Luke’s Church in WIllerby to raise funds to buy plants for individuals in the community to brighten up their day. Come along and join the team’s coffee morning!
Healing Heroes, Healing, Grimsby
Adam, Charlie, Sam, Charlie and Archie from Healing Primary School are busy creating eco friendly bird feeding stations to put up in the gardens of elderly/housebound residents. The team are busy researching developing a fact sheet to accompany each of the bird feeding stations and are organising visits to local groups including the ‘Garden Club’, ‘WI’, ‘Moated Site’ and ‘Good Companions’ to explain their project and share ideas. The team are really enjoying working as a team and helping others in the village.
Pink Lightning, Hutton Cranswick
Chloe, Nina and Charlotte have been extremely busy this week regenerating their local primary schools vegetable patch. They have dug all of the weeds and dead plants out of the patch and are now raising money to buy new plants and seeds to replace them. They have already planted potato, bean and courgette plants. They visited their local garden centre and did some research on what kind of vegetables and herbs can be sown at this time of year and how much it would cost to buy all the plants and seeds. Pink Lightning are planning to do lots of fundraising events like a picnic on the local green, bingo night, dog walking, plant watering and much more..."
Healthy Handz, Bridlington
Amy, Cherise, Aiyana, Annabel and Sammie are taking part in the ‘Be Fit Be Healthy Challenge’ and are having a Having a 'Fun Day' in Promenades Shopping Centre in Bridlington on 29th July from 10am. They are also raising awareness of healthy living, promoting benefits of exercise and demonstrating various ways of exercising. They will be giving out leaflets and encouraging shoppers to participate using equipment. Also a 'Wake Up and Shake Up ' and displays by the team. The team are also raising funds to give Happy Hampers to elderly in Bridlington. On 26th July the team will be walking from Sewerby to Bridlington.
Fun Raisers, Hessle
The Fun-Raisers loved getting their photo in the paper and also started the weekend well as the girls raised funds for Downright Special by collecting outside Sainsbury’s in Hessle. They enjoyed dressing-up in their onesies and were glad of the costumes as the weather was a bit cold! The photo from left to right is of Amy, Alisha and Jessica.
Happy to save a life, Holme on Spalding Moor
Lydia and Emma are aiming to provide a defibrillator for their village. The team have organised numerous events to generate support and are really bringing their community together as a result. The girls met with North and East Yorkshire Ambulance in school today who were brilliant and have agreed to support the girls challenge and set up a community response team for FREE, they have also agreed to provide first aid training equipment if they manage to raise the funds for the AED machine. They are going to come along to the teams final summer fun session on 28th August and bring an ambulance for the children to look at – put the date in your diaries!
Four Misses and a Hit, Market Weighton
Meriam, Francesca, Abi, Spencer and Caitlin are encouraging people to clean up after their dogs in the Market Weighton area. With this in mind the team are at Tesco in Market Weighton on 26th July handing out leaflets to raise awareness of the issue and packing bags to raise funds to dog poop bins. Look out for the team wearing their Lifestyle T-shirts and Scoopa Hero Capes!!! The team will also be present at the ‘Big Community Day’ handing out dog poop bags and fundraising for bins and will be heading to a Town Council Planning Meeting to discuss the location and emptying of the bin.
The Fun-Raisers presented funds raised as a result of their talent contest on 7th July and a tombola at Hessle Feast on the 14th July 2013. This money will enable Evie and her family to have a day at the seaside. The photo from left to right shows Jessica, Sally, Claire, Alisha and Amy receiving funds on behalf of Evie’s Wish List.
Beth, Rachel, Jonathan and Karen are raising funds towards Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Cancer Research! On the 22nd and the 23rd July Beth, Rachel, Jonathan and Karen went into school to help teach year 6 students about the environment and to inspire them to grow there own vegetables and recycle here are some photos of the day. In total the team spent 6 hours there and will be doing the same again! Each morning the ‘Sky Fighters’ are going into to water the plants.
Team 5 2, Hessle
Have had a busy start to their Lifestyle challenge. Lauren, Charlotte, Eve, Niamh & Harriet are this year raising funds for The Echoes Foundation and have so far washed cars, held stalls at both Cottingham Day and Hessle Feast and had a plant sale! Thank you to all who supported us. Lots more to come, watch this space!..........
Honey Bunnies, Beverley
Stacey, Amelia and Elyza are helping towards saving Britain’s Bees. On Friday 26th July from 11am until 3pm the team are holding a ‘Save our Bee’s Day at Coletta and Tyson Garden Centre, Woodmansey – buzz along and see the team dressed up as Bees as they explain what plants are best for your garden to attract bees, they will also have a bee identification guide. They will be based amongst the pollinator bed!
The Daisy Chains, Cottingham
Chloe, Bridget, Maisie Allenby, Aimee Hatton and Harriet Mundy have begun their work on Lifestyle. This year they are raising awareness of Dental Care. They held their first stall at Hallgate Primary School’s Summer Fair. They had a sweet tombola and pick a stick. They also sold bric a brac and buns and cakes they had baked. Free toothpaste and information leaflets were given out for all ages and stickers and sticker charts for the younger children. Mouthwash, spray and toothbrushes were also sold to help raise funds. They had two special visitors to their stall at Cottingham Day, Roary the Tiger from Hull City and their local PCSO Mark Bentley. The Daisy Chains will be at the Skidby Scarecrow Festival on Sunday 14 July with a jam packed stall and a chance to win a signed Hull KR Rugby Shirt.
Team Aspire, Hull
Jadzia, Naomi and Katie Rose are raising awareness about alopecia. They are also planning on making homemade crafts and selling them at local fetes in the area. Look out for the team in action in the Hull Area!
2 Cool 4 School, Beverley
Leonie, Alexandra, Jessica and Charlotte are aiming to improve their Early Years Foundation/Year 1 outside areas over the summer holidays. Lots of planning and preparation is underway and the team can’t wait to get started on their Lifestyle project!
The Fun-Raisers, Hessle
Alisha, Amy and Jessica held their Talent Contest at the weekend and despite the hot weather tempting people away from the contest, the girls managed to raise substantial funds for Evie’s Wish List. Thank you to everyone for your support.
The Fun-Raisers, Hessle
Alisha, Amy and Jessica are holding a tombola stall to raise money for 'Downright Special', the Down Syndrome support group at Cottingham Day on the 6th July 2013.
On 7th July 2013, the team have organised a Talent Contest at All Saints Church Hall, Hessle. Doors open at 2.30pm and tickets are £2 to watch at between 3pm and 5pm there will be refreshments and a raffle at the Contest. All funds raised will go towards helping a sick girl in Hessle to enable her to take part in a variety of activities when feeling well enough. Feel free to pop along and support the team.
'The British All Stars', Goole
On Saturday 1st September 2013 from 1pm until 4pm at Hook Play Park Millie, Ilona and Amy are going to be raising awareness of Internet Safety through a variety of fun and educational games for children. Watch this space for further details…