News from Lifestyle

The Latest news from the Humberside Police Lifestyle Team!


15th August 2014
Introducing Lifestyle Youth Division
Building upon the success of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project, we are opening up the Lifestyle experience to youth groups/sporting clubs and other youth provisions in the Hull area; giving them the opportunity to sign up for Lifestyle 2014 ‘Youth Division’ as a team entry.   This can involve as many or as few young people as groups wish, aged 10 upwards. 

Lifestyle Youth Division has the same ethos and principals of Lifestyle, helping to improve the community in the broadest sense. 

One of the first groups to sign up for Lifestyle Youth Division are The Hut youth group, based on Preston Road, Hull.  They are keen to help us encourage more youth groups and youth provisions to get involved.  With this in mind, we have joined forces with Hull KR, who will be on hand to motivate team members and inspire them to make a difference in their local communities.

Shaun Briscoe, partnership Liaison Officer from Hull KR said, “The Humberside Police Lifestyle Youth Division offers Hull KR a great opportunity for us to jointly inspire young people across the city to help improve their local communities.  It also helps us keep young people safe from harm whilst positively engaging them in worthwhile activities, helping teams realise their potential and learn new skills.”

To get involved in Lifestyle Youth Division, all groups need to do is:
 Get one of your youth workers to register your team by contacting us on 01482 220700 or email us at with your clubs contact/mailing details. We will send a Lifestyle Youth Division pack to you.
 We have a limited number of FREE Lifestyle t-shirts available for team members, let us know how many young people are involved in your group
 As a group, complete a log book, to tell us what you’ve been up to. You can work from now until the end of September 2014. Return log books to us by 3rd October for judging.
 Get busy and let us know what you are up to during your challenge and we will promote your endeavours on our website and on Twitter!

 The top Lifestyle Youth Division team will receive a cash donation towards buying equipment for their youth group.
 Every member taking part will receive a certificate of recognition signed by the Chief Constable to form part of your National Record of Achievement!

Lisa Whitton of the Humberside Police Youth Engagement team said, “This is an exciting time for Humberside Police to build upon the success of Lifestyle, by empowering teams from youth groups and other clubs to use their spare time proactively to support local communities. Lifestyle Youth Division gives us an ideal opportunity to engage with groups, encouraging them to keep safe by encouraging them to get involved and make a difference.”

For more information
Contact the Youth Engagement Team 01482 220702


Updated: 6th August 2014
Success for Lifestyle team Ramp-age-us

Last summer Lifestyle team Ramp-Age-Us made up of team members, Jake, Joshua, Elizabeth, Charles and Ellie, identified the need for disabled access at the local War Memorial Hall in Gilberdyke.

The team spent a mammoth amount of time; researching and liaising with key members of the hall, then gained the relevant permission.  The team held numerous fundraising events including stalls, car boot sales a non-uniform day, along with a triathlon featuring a sponsored walk, ten-mile bike ride and sponsored swim.

The team have informed us today, following several months of confirming arrangements with building contractors and suppliers the ramp has now been installed for wheelchair users. Needless to say the team are an incredibly pleased that they have finally completed their project, providing the village with a much needed resource.

The team would like to thank all of their supporters who made their project a reality.

Lisa Whitton of the Humberside Police Youth Engagement team said, “We are incredibly proud of the team.  The sheer magnitude of this project has been immense, as the team have worked incredibly hard to complete their project overcoming a whole range of challenges.  The ramp has exceeded expectations of members of the community, enabling everyone to have the ease of access to the village hall bringing the community together as a whole.  Well done!”

16th July 2014
Lions meet the Tigers!

Lifestyle Team, ‘The Tigers’ made up of Priya and Kavita, Chloe and Claire will be meeting members of East Riding Lions.

Over the summer, ‘The Tigers’ are raising awareness of bullying and the effects it has on young people.    The team have produced and filmed their own DVD, which they have taken into Bridlington Secondary schools to open a debate, highlighting the impact bullying has on young people’s lives, to make bullies stop and think and to empower those affected to get help.

East Riding Lions have been long term supporters of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project, clubbing together to provide two Lifestyle teams with a PGL team building adventure experience at the prestigious Lifestyle Awards in November as a result of their Lifestyle community endeavours.

Lion Eileen Smith said, “The Lions are delighted to support the Humberside Police Lifestyle project again this year, as it inspires so many young people to undertake good deeds within their local communities, by improving the quality of life for others, fitting perfectly with the ethos of the Lions.”

Eileen continues, “Lifestyle has given teams such as ‘The Tigers’ a voice to tackle issues they face through the project.  It also provides them with confidence and raises their self esteem to make a difference to the lives of others.”

It’s time to sign up for Lifestyle

As students count down the days until schools close for the summer holidays; Humberside Police are challenging thousands of young people aged between 10-16 to team up with up to five friends and decide upon a project to benefit their local communities.

Local officers are currently making appointments in schools across Humberside to present Lifestyle to students in assemblies.  If you’d like to become involved before then, log onto our website and click to register.  Free limited edition Lifestyle T-shirts for the first 4,000 team members and adult adviser packs will go direct to teams giving all of the information needed for a successful summer including challenge ideas and much more!

We also have a fantastic prize line up available.  The overall winners of Lifestyle will win a holiday of a lifetime to Florida; runners up will receive adventure holidays to France including two days at Disney Land Paris.  Other prizes include PGL adventure holidays in Wales, ‘Hot Rides’ at Silverstone, days out to Alton Towers and Flamingo Land plus lots of smaller prizes.

Lifestyle is proudly supported by BP who are delighted to be our principal supporter.  Malcolm Joslin said, “Teams are coming together now who will make a real difference to their communities over the next couple of months – maybe even changing people’s lives. I know that they are going to have a great time and we wish them every success over the summer.”

Lifestyle is now entering its twenty-sixth year and has attracted a staggering 155,000 participants working in excess of 2 ½ million hours to make a difference to their local communities to help others during the summer holidays.  Each year, Lifestyle offers young people aged between 10 to 16 years of age many opportunities to make positive contributions to their local communities, whilst learning essential life-skills, gain in confidence and self esteem, whilst reducing the fear of crime within communities.

Humberside Police launch Lifestyle 2014!
The highly successful Humberside Police Lifestyle project was officially Launched by the Chief Constable of Humberside Police, Justine Curran QPM, with the assistance of BBC’s Crispin Rolfe and other key speakers. Following the event we are aiming to inspire thousands of 10-16 year olds each year to become actively involved in improving their local communities.

Over 100 guests including sponsors, community champions, civic dignitaries, neighbourhood police and community support officers came together who all play a key role in encouraging 4,000 young people each year to be part of Lifestyle.  Speakers included, Humberside’s Chief Constable Justine Curran, Principal Supporter Malcolm Joslin from BP and Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove.  Current Lifestyle champions, ‘The Lucky Lot’ were also on hand to talk about their Lifestyle experience as they encouraged more youngsters to get involved in this life-changing project.  Principal Andy Grace, from Boulevard Academy spoke about his academy’s involvement in the Humberside Police Rock Challenge and how he looks forward to getting his students involved in Lifestyle 2014.

With help from students from Boulevard Academy, we unveiled the brand new Lifestyle 2014 t-shirt.  The new DVD was also screened which will be used to inspire young people in over 400 schools across the Humberside Police area to be part of the project.

Lifestyle is now entering its twenty-sixth year and has attracted a staggering 155,000 participants working in excess of 2 ½ million hours to make a difference to their local communities to help others during the summer holidays.  Each year, Lifestyle offers young people aged between 10 to 16 years of age many opportunities to make positive contributions to their local communities, whilst learning essential life-skills, gain in confidence and self esteem, whilst reducing the fear of crime within communities.

We have an action packed summer in store for 10-16 years olds, with a whole host of new challenges for teams to get stuck into including AAK’s Safety Challenge, and the return of the Humberside Fire & Rescue Service Firefighter Challenge. We have a wide range of other challenges on offer for Lifestylers to take part in including Cyber Safety, making dreams come true to taking part in the BP Enterprise Challenge and much more.

We are delighted to offer a fabulous array of prizes including the top prize of a holiday of a lifetime in Florida, visiting all of the key attractions and theme parks. This will be presented to the overall champions of Lifestyle at our glittering awards in November. Adventure holidays in France and the UK, and the chance to go motor racing at Silverstone, not forgetting mountain bikes, day trips to the UK’s leading theme parks and much more!!!

Malcolm Joslin, Communications and External Affairs Manager at BP said, “BP is absolutely delighted to return as Principal Supporter for 2014. Each year, the Lifestyle teams amaze us with their commitment, care and determination to make a positive difference.”

Malcolm continues, “BP is proud to be part of the community around the Humber. The Saltend site celebrates 100 years of industrial activity in 2014. So many people have dedicated their working lives to the site in that time and I can think of no better way to help give something back than by supporting Operation Lifestyle”.

The Humberside Police Youth Engagement team will be busy over the coming week, delivering DVDs and T-shirts and a host of promotional material in preparation for Neighbourhood Policing Teams to present Lifestyle schools throughout the region.  We aim to encourage as many young people as possible to take up the Lifestyle 2014 challenge.

Lifestyle provides local Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers the perfect opportunity to become actively involved with young people in all areas of their local communities on a positive note, it is amazing to see with the right encouragement what a difference teams can make, only a minority of young people make the headlines for the wrong reasons.

The first 4,000 to register will receive a free Lifestyle 2014 shirt and each team will receive a project pack containing all of the information needed for a successful summer.  So don’t delay, register now to take part by logging onto  Otherwise for further information and a registration form contact the Lifestyle team on 01482 220700.

Let the camera’s roll

In preparation for the official Launch of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project, we will be filming the brand new DVD on Wednesday 2nd April to inspire thousands of young people to get actively involved in Lifestyle and make a positive difference to their local communities over the summer break.

We are putting Lifestylers in the driving seat of this years DVD, with students from Archbishop Sentamu Academy presenting the DVD and two Lifestyle teams; the ‘Daisy Chains’ and ‘Care Monkeys’ telling others about their Lifestyle adventure, reflecting the fabulous levels of fun, energy and commitment Lifestylers put into their projects each year, whilst learning new skills and gaining a real sense of achievement. 

Our Lifestyle teams have a real ‘can do’ attitude and have a great time as they take part in the scheme.  The teams that are part of the filming are looking forward to the experience and look forward to encouraging thousands of young people take part in Lifestyle 2014!

Jonathan Fell, of JayJay Media said, “We are delighted to be part of the production of the Lifestyle 2014 DVD.  I have personally been involved in the project for the past seventeen years, and it is great to be part of an initiative which has stood the test of time and boosts confidence and helps to develop essential life skills of the young people who take part.”

Lifestyle officially launches on the 7th May, from the Princes Quay Shopping Centre when teams will be able to register to take part in the project and receive a Lifestyle T-shirts along with a project pack containing everything teams will need for a successful summer.