News from Lifestyle

The Latest news from the Humberside Police Lifestyle Team!

14th February 2014
Lucky Lot prepare to take to the sky!
Current reigning Lifestyle champions ‘Lucky Lot’, consisting of team members Evie, Latisha and Rebecca from Wilberfoss are incredibly excited to be jetting off on a holiday of a lifetime to Florida, after scooping the top accolade of Lifestyle champions for their project that saw them brighten up a tennis area of their local playing fields with a huge wall mural celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics and Wilberfoss.  They also created a wildlife garden and much more bringing the whole community together to make their Lifestyle project a reality!

At 6am on Friday 14th February, the team will be collected from home to be taken to Manchester Airport to board the flight to Florida!  Team member Rebecca said, “I am so excited to be going to Florida, I feel happy that I am going to with my friends, Becky and Kate. I know we will have a great time. It's only a few days until we are going now and know we are going to have a great time!”

Adult Adviser David Wragg said, “The girls have had an amazing journey since they started their lifestyle project last July and have learnt so much along the way, I have seen their confidence and self esteem grow throughout the project and beyond. This combined with the life skills they have learned have had a positive impact in all parts of their lives both in and out of school.  Rebecca, Evie and Latisha are now very much looking forward to their once in a lifetime trip and I am quite sure the girls will have a wonderful time in Florida.”

Local PCSO, Rebecca Brown who will be accompanying the team said, “I have seen first hand the difference Lifestyle has made to so many young people giving local officers such as myself the opportunity to go into schools on a positive note, to challenge young people to get involved in a great community based projects.  ‘The Lucky Lot’ are testament to what young people can achieve given the chance.”

‘The Lucky Lot’ scooped the top prize from over 4,000 participants who took part in Lifestyle, a competition run by the Humberside Police, aimed at diverting young people from crime and nuisance during the long summer holidays, by encouraging them to team up with their friends and make a difference in their local communities.  Last year teams worked tens of thousands of hours and raised an impressive £79,290.46 towards local good causes.  These amazing young people have also benefited from having positive contact with Humberside Police, local businesses and agencies, and most importantly, their communities have reaped the rewards from their efforts, leading to a better quality of life for all.

All of the prizes presented to Lifestylers are made possible due to the sponsorship sought by the Humberside Police Youth Engagement team.  It is fantastic for us to reward the great work undertaken by teams to benefit so many people in their local communities.

Humberside Police are already planning Lifestyle 2014 which will launch on 8th May.  We have a number of opportunities for businesses to get involved.  Contact Lisa Whitton for further information 01482 220701 or email lifestyle@humberside.pnn.police.uk
 

5th December 2013
A surprise for ‘Healing Heroes!’
On Monday 2nd December 2013 a special Lifestyle assembly was held at Healing Primary School where sixteen Lifestylers were rewarded for their achievements over the summer holidays.  There was a special surprise in store for ‘Healing Heroes’ who received a Mountain Bike each courtesy of Claud Butler Cycles. 

Adam, Charlie, Sam, Charlie and Archie decided to improve the quality of life for the elderly and housebound amongst their community by making bird feeders so they could enjoy the wildlife. The team worked very hard by planning, requesting donations and getting messy making the feeders, then researching as to who would benefit the most and delivering the finished products to many delighted recipients including an out of school club.

Dave Drury, Product and Marketing Director of Claud Butler said, “Claud Butler are immensely proud to support the Humberside Police Lifestyle project again this year, special credit must go to these children for their selfless acts and voluntary work within the community. Having seen the improvement in life skills and increased confidence my own children exhibited when they participated a few years ago I became a big supporter of the project. The smiling and excited faces on the awards evening were a joy and we cannot under estimate the growth this gives the children or the benefit to the local communities. We mustn’t forget the volunteers who look after the teams either as this wouldn’t be possible without them. Congratulations to all involved and I look forward to next year”

Other prizes presented in the assembly include gift vouchers and day trips to Flamingo Land. 

PC Kate Atkins of the Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team responsible for Lifestyle said, “Lifestyle provides local officers a great opportunity to encourage young people to become actively involved within their local communities during the summer holidays, and for them to get to know the students at the school.  It is great to reward the excellent work of ‘The Healing Heroes’ and look forward to continuing to our work with young people in 2014.”
 

13th November 2013
Lucky Lot Crowned Lifestyle Champions
At the glittering Humberside Police Lifestyle Awards an audience of over 1,200 guests looked on as the ‘Lucky Lot’, Evie, Latisha and Rebecca from Wilberfoss were crowned Lifestyle champions scooping a holiday of a lifetime to Florida by Deputy Chief Constable David Griffin at Lifestyle 25th Anniversary celebrations! 

The team spent their summer brightening up a tennis area of their local playing fields with a huge wall mural celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics and Wilberfoss.  They also created a wildlife garden and much more bringing the whole community together to make their Lifestyle project a reality.

Lifestyle’s Principal Supporter Malcolm Joslin, from BP said, “Once again, the Lifestyle judges have had a really difficult job choosing between the excellent finalists. Our winning team, however, amazed us with their energy and commitment in tackling – and delivering - a daunting project. The Lucky Lot didn’t rely on luck at all – they made things happen by getting everyone to work together from artists to builders; from councillors to nature conservationists. They were told that their idea would not be achievable, that there would be too many obstacles to overcome. They did not accept that view and they have proved that they were right. The judges were impressed by the vision but they were also impressed with the attention to detail – the little things that link their work to so many parts of their local area. The finished result looks spectacular. They have provided something that will have lasting value in their community and they should be extremely proud of their achievements.” 

The Environment Agency’s GreenScene Champions, ‘Fun Raisers’ Mackenzie, Ethan and Lewis, from Humberston, Grimsby were presented with mountain bikes and trophies as a result of their superb project at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital’s Chemotherapy Unit which saw them transform the garden area beyond recognition for the patients, their families and staff. 

Rachel Hutchcroft, GreenScene Judge from the Environment Agency said, “It was genuinely a very difficult decision and the winning project was chosen after much deliberation. We felt as though the winning team fulfilled the criteria set out by the GreenScene Challenge by creating a better place; which is vital to the Environment Agency. With obvious enthusiasm, hard work and a real passion for their project, they have truly made a difference to a wide range of people and will continue to do so for many years to come. Through the project’s originality and the team members’ overwhelming desire to make a difference, it is evident that they have gone over and above the requirements of the challenge itself. We were impressed and touched by the underlying motives and reasons that fuelled their inspiration to complete such a worth while project. It was commendable to see how humble those who contributed to the project were, and they were oblivious to the huge impact their project has had.”

The entire Lifestyle Awards evening was a celebration of the achievements of young peoples endeavours, as the top 314 Lifestylers from across the Humberside Police area received a whole host of prizes in recognition of their voluntary community projects over the summer break; ranging from day trips to Alton Towers, Silverstone, to team building adventure experiences in Wales and France; all made possible due to the generous support of the many sponsors of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project. 

Hull’s Rock Challenge Champions, Archbishop Sentamu Academy took to the stage to the delight of the audience with their stunning performance ‘Inspiring the next generation’ brining together a ‘dream team’ of performers both past and present aged from 12 up to 25 years!  Up and coming girl band, ‘Goodbye Charlie’ rocked the City Hall as well as Viking Fm’s Big Audition Champion ‘Nineties Boy’.

 

 

 

 

Paul Lyons, Lifestyle Awards supporter from Arco said, “Lifestyle reaches its 25th birthday. What a fantastic success story. Twenty five years of commitment, hard work, enthusiasm, enterprise and community benefits. A project that genuinely changes lives and attitudes in so many positive ways. Arco continue to be extremely proud to be a sponsor of this project and, in particular, the award ceremonies, where outstanding project work is acknowledged and rewarded. Everyone involved in Lifestyle should be extremely proud of their achievements.  Well done”. 
 

 

 

 

8th November 2013
Archbishop Sentamu Academy set to Rock Lifestyle Awards
As part of Lifestyle’s 25th anniversary celebrations we have approached Rock Challenge Champions, Archbishop Sentamu Academy to produce a showcase performance for the spectacular Humberside Police Lifestyle Awards, taking place at the Hull City Hall on 12th November.

Hayley Buchan, Team Leader, Drama; at Archbishop Sentamu Academy has put together a  ‘Dream Team’ for this special awards appearance involving sixty students from the past and present Rock Challenge team, aged from twelve to twenty-five years of age!

Hayley said, “We are honoured to have been approached to be part of the Humberside Police Lifestyle’s Awards, and having this platform to bring together the students who have been involved in our Rock Challenge performances over the years.  Rock Challenge is such a large part of our students’ lives; even now when they leave school they follow our progression, and the positive comments keep on coming.  Each year, they always wish they can still be involved in Rock Challenge – and this special Lifestyle performance has given us all this great opportunity!

Our performance captures the essence of ‘inspiring the new generation’ and illustrates anything is possible when you work hard to achieve.  On stage, we have professional wrestlers, a fitness instructor, electrician, and a teacher to name a few; each have turned their dreams into reality.  On a personal note, I am incredibly proud that all of these students have aspired to do something really interesting with their lives and that I’ve personally taught them.  Looking at what we have achieved, how special they are, it has all been great!  We are all really buzzing about the event!”

Lisa Whitton of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team said, “We have worked alongside Archbishop Sentamu Academy for a number of years on both Lifestyle and Rock Challenge.  Their Rock Challenge experience has been incredible; from the first year they won, to taking the whole team over to Australia where Rock Challenge originates from – which brought the whole community together to make it a reality for the team.  To watching their awe-inspiring and mesmerising performances over the years has been a true delight.  It’s great to be to be working with the ‘Archie family’ on this exciting event.”
 

31st October 2013
Greenscene Judging
Wednesday saw the Greenscene judging take place between the four Greenscene finalists.  A great day was enjoyed by all and we wish the teams good luck at the awards when the winner will be announced!!  Here are some photos from the visits…

Fun Raisers  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Giggling Gang 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 The Specials Are Back Plus One 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 All Stars 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th October 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Final Judging!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday saw the judging of the four finalists for the Lifestyle Awards 2013.  Our team of judges thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking to the teams and observing the superb results they had achieved.  Here are some photos taken on the day.  The overall winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 12th November.  Congratulations to all the teams and Good Luck!!!!!!

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 The Lucky Lot -

 

 

 

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 22nd
October 2013
GreenScene Finalists announced!
As part of our 25 year celebrations, we are delighted to team up with the Environment Agency who have supported the prestigious GreenScene Award.  Teams taking part in Lifestyle act as great ambassadors for change as green crusaders, and their commitment to creating greener communities continues to impress the Environment Agency, who are inspired by their determination and creativity to make their communities a better place to live. 

GreenScene finalists are:

  • Fun Raisers, Grimsby
  • The Giggling Gang, Reedness, Goole
  • The Specials are Back Plus 1, Kingswood, Hull
  • All Stars, Hull

On Wednesday 30th October 2013, a judging panel from the Environment Agency will meet the finalists of the GreenScene Award to determine which of the projects is judged as the most innovative and effective in changing people’s behaviour to care for our environment now and for the future.  The top ‘GreenScene Team’ will win a trophy and mountain bike for each team member to be presented at the glittering Lifestyle Awards on 12th November 2013.

Fun Raisers
Mackenzie, Ethan and Lewis
The Fun-Raisers decided to recreate a patient garden area at a local chemotherapy unit for the patients to enjoy and to raise funds for parasols and stands so that the patients and staff could enjoy sitting in the garden.
They began with a bake stall at a school fair and a sponsored bike ride soon followed. The team then paid a visit to the garden to see what needed doing and began visiting local garden centres to buy plants with the money they had raised. The team’s project impressed the centres enough for them to donate plants and discounts.
Digging and weeding brought fantastic results and the team cleared ten bagfuls of rubbish before the planting could begin. They all enjoyed planting all the plants they had bought as well as adding plants in patio pots to brighten up the space.
Delighted staff gladly accepted two beautiful pink parasols that would help shield the patients undergoing chemotherapy from the sun. Both staff and patients now agree that the garden is first class.
Fun all round, courtesy of the Fun-Raisers!

The Giggling Gang
Eve Jade and India Rose
As the girls were moving up to High School they decided to tackle the job of renovating their primary school pond which was described as a catastrophe area! The mammoth task started with pulling out the weeds and clearing the area of debris, this filled a truck load – thanks to Dad for the loan!
As the scale of the task became evident, the team recruited a team of willing(?!) helpers to assist. A truck load of stones was hand shovelled into place and new plants and shrubs were introduced along with a newly created ‘Bug Mansion’ to attract mini-beasts. Donations of bird feeders, fat balls and a feeding station were gratefully received, and a bake sale raised more funds to help complete the grassed area.
Finally the surrounding fence was re-shaped and attractively painted to appeal to the school children, and resource packs were created to make sure that the pond area is enjoyed to its full potential.
A project to be extremely proud of and the Giggling Gang have certainly left a fantastic legacy for their primary school.

The Specials are Back Plus 1
Rosie, Declan, Callum and Kenan
This year the team decided their project was to tidy a local estate. They also chose to raise funds for the Downright Special Charity.
The team set to work with rakes and forks to tidy and weed an overgrown area where youngsters played ball. They were working so enthusiastically that others came out to help them too and the whole area looked a lot tidier whey they had finished.
They organised a sponsored bike ride to raise money for their chosen charity and had their bikes fixed up to make them safe. Unfortunately, one of the team members had her bike stolen overnight. Thankfully, a neighbour came to the rescue with the loan of a bike so that she could do the ride.
The area they had cleared had also come to the attention of locals who also needed bushes cutting back, so the team cheerfully got stuck in and helped out there too. A bake stall and bag packing also helped raise funds.

All Stars
Abigail, Caitlin, Chloe and Lucy
With a love of the great outdoors this team set about transforming an overgrown and neglected area surrounding local flats into a community garden for everyone to enjoy, and in particular to allow pensioners to breathe the fresh air.
They raised funds for the project by doing a sponsored walk across the Humber Bridge in fancy dress, followed by a bake sale. The team canvassed opinion from the residents as to what they would like, and with the funds in place the team got ‘hands on’ by clearing the area, weeding and planting and sanding benches. As the garden progressed they gained momentum and got lots of encouragement. Due to the support of local businesses donating materials the team didn’t need their entire budget, so they thoughtfully made a donation to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
The finished garden is truly delightful, practical and manageable for the future, and it was officially opened with a ceremony and a BBQ which was a wonderful social occasion attended by all the residents. In the words of one delighted pensioner ‘They have transformed a dump into a little piece of heaven’.  

Phil Young from the Environment Agency said:  “We are delighted to be involved in Lifestyle in this special 25th year and we are looking forward to getting out with the groups to judge their great work. We are very impressed with the high standard of projects put forward as part of the GreenScene challenge and the clear passion that the young have for the environment. ”

Lisa Whitton, part of the Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement team said, “Each year we are amazed by the ingenuity of teams and their attitudes towards the environment and conservation, whilst improving the community for all.  It’s great to be working with the Environment Agency on the GreenScene Challenge and look forward to the Lifestyle Awards event when we can showcase the amazing work of Lifestyle teams over the summer break and crown the overall winners.”

15th October 2013
Lifestyle finalists announced
As the Humberside Police Lifestyle project celebrates 25 years of success over 4,000 young people from across the Humberside Police area teamed up with their friends to be part of the Lifestyle project and worked tens of thousands of hours to improve their local communities.

Following an intense month of judging we are delighted to reveal our Lifestyle finalists of the competition; the minimum prize each team has won is a fantastic team building adventure experience to France including two days to Disney Land Paris.  The overall champions of Lifestyle will be announced at the prestigious Lifestyle Awards on the 12th November at the Hull City Hall and will scoop a holiday of a lifetime to Florida!

Our finalists are….

  • Beeware, Howsham
  • Above the Noise, Hook, Goole
  • The Lucky Lot!, Wilberfoss
  • LS Care Monkeys, Hull

Primary Judge, PC Kate Atkins of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team said “The standard of Lifestyle projects submitted this year has been outstanding, teams have spent a significant amount of time working voluntarily to benefit their local communities.  The finalist teams should be incredibly proud of themselves for what they have achieved during the summer holidays.”

Principal Supporter, Malcolm Joslin of BP said, “I would like to congratulate each of the finalist teams.  BP are long term supporters of Lifestyle which provides our young people with such exciting and rewarding challenges whilst developing the future health and wellbeing of their communities.  For us to witness first hand the many great achievements made by the teams is inspirational and we are very proud to be part of the project. I look forward to meeting each of the teams as part of the final judging process.

Preparations are currently underway for our final panel of Judges to meet the teams at the sites of their projects on Monday 28th October.  Further details will follow shortly.

A précis can be found below to see what our finalist teams have been up to over the summer holidays along with contact details…

Beeware: Sarah, Zachary, Isaac and Tegan
This caring team decided to make bees the focus of their project and set about educating people on how to help bees, making bee houses, sowing bee-friendly flower seeds and much more.
They raised funds for the North Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association, organised an event to clear a pond in Howsham and hosted another family weekend camp.
After thoroughly researching their subject, the team prepared a PowerPoint presentation to take to local primary schools to teach youngsters why bees are important, and how to help them. Giving away packets of seeds was a fabulous way to encourage youngsters to grow flowers that the bees would love, and the children particularly enjoyed the ‘waggle dance’!Clearing the pond was particularly hard work as the team cut back trees, pulled out excess reeds and cleared rubbish. They “ate bacon sandwiches” and “got muddy”. So what did they enjoy most about the day? ‘Getting muddy’ of course!
When the team heard that a local oil refinery was creating a wildlife area, they visited them and sowed bee-friendly flowers as well as installing bee houses to give the bees somewhere safe to live.
Research on local beekeeping charities led the team to visit Kevin and they saw bees in hives, learned about them and tasted the honey. Initially they thought that being so close to bees would be scary but found it fascinating after all. So what was the best bit of the day? ‘Eating the honey’ of course!
Over the summer, the team gave out over 300 packets of bee-friendly seeds, held a summer fair, organised a petition and more, to help the bees. Beeware! This team is dedicated to saving our bees.
Schools: St. Mary's Church of England Primary School, Caistor Grammar School and Vale Academy

Above the Noise: Katherine, Abigail, Chloe and Beth
Providing a ‘fun packed summer for the youth of our village’ was what Above the Noise decided on for their 2013 Lifestyle project, working well over one thousand hours to engage children with a reading club, fun days and so much more.
After visiting a local park, the team were shocked at what they found and decided to do a weekly litter-pick to make the park a safer environment. They also weeded and watered at the local memorial hall regularly throughout the summer. After hearing that some elderly people could also do with help, they set about gardening, weeding and tidying for others too, as well as helping on local allotments.
The ‘Ultimate Reading Experience’ reading club regularly attracted many local children. The team encouraged and inspired them to read and write in a fun way. They organised an ‘Eat Healthy, Live Healthy’ campaign, handing out water and fresh fruit to local residents.
In conjunction with their ‘Eat Healthy, Live Healthy’ campaign, a sports fun day organised by the team brought the community together with races, face painting, and a visit by the local Fire Brigade which inspired the team to create a fire safety leaflet to give out to local residents.
This hard-working and dedicated team also canvassed local opinion as to the communities needs and produced litter awareness posters, tackled an overgrown alleyway, walked dogs and cleared a local beck of rubbish and weeds. Fund raising for Jerry Greens and a local hospital children’s ward were also part of this team’s very busy summer.
The team say in their log, “It is important to keep up a healthy community spirit”, and in true ethos of Lifestyle that’s just what Above the Noise did!

The Lucky Lot! Evie, Latisha and Rebecca
The Lucky Lot decided to get involved with the Parish Council and ‘Wilberfoss in Bloom’ to help brighten up the tennis area of a local playing field. They did this with a huge wall mural celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics, and Wilberfoss. They also created a wildlife garden and added benches and more for local people to enjoy.
They contacted a local artist who agreed to help them and set about creating ‘mood boards’ to get ideas for the finished designs for the mural. An ice-lolly sale at their school brought in some funds to help cover costs and the team set to work contacting local businesses to ask for the paint that they would need to complete the job. They visited local garden centres for plants and more, for the wildlife garden, and were delighted with the response.
A local plasterer offered to render the wall if the team could get the paint, which they did. Local shops offered paintbrushes and rollers, and work began on the design.
Working through the best (and worst) of the English summer, this team completed all three sections of their mural and added the names and logos of all the people and companies who had helped them along the way too.
They researched and made houses for bugs and planted up the wildlife garden then finished the whole project off with an ‘open day’ complete with a ribbon and balloons.
The team say, “We made a difference to our community though hard teamwork. You can do anything if you try,” proving that you need hard work as well as luck. Well done, The Lucky Lot!

LS Care Monkeys: Megan, Ellie, Emma, Chloe and Jessica
For their Lifestyle project, this enterprising team decided to create a free phone app for youngsters that would tackle online safety and cyber bullying.
After getting the loan of a room in the local library for their group meetings, they began work there discussing, writing and researching.
Lots of research went into finding out about cyber bullying and online safety. The team looked at specific cases of online bullying. They also found out where help is available to youngsters who need it. They also looked at different ‘client groups’ and their needs so that they could make their app available to everyone, including those with learning difficulties, hearing impairments and blindness.
They cultivated links with local organisations and businesses that could support and help them and offered to place company logos on the prototype app in return. They created a questionnaire to help identify the problems young people face and find out if they would know where to go if they had problems. They also questioned whether a free app for mobile phones would be useful.
The team contacted Hull University Computer Science Department for advice and help and set about designing an app that they hope will have a positive impact on the lives of many young people. The team hopes that (with the help of the University) the app will be developed and made available for youngsters worldwide.
In the words of the team, “We feel that our free app will bring all the relevant information to one easily accessible place, educate young people on staying internet safe and support them during times of need”. An excellent ‘application’ of brainpower from the L.S. Care Monkeys.

18th Septmber 2013

Finishing touches for Lifestyle Teams
As we celebrate 25 years of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project, the project has attracted over 4,000 young people who have been working hard over the summer to improve their local communities.  Now the holidays have drawn to a close and team members are back to school, it is the time for teams to put the finishing touches to their Lifestyle Log books and drop them into their local police station in an envelope clearly marked ‘Lifestyle’, to be in with a chance of scooping one of the amazing prizes we have on offer, including our top prize of a holiday of a lifetime to Disney World Florida!
 
Our panel of primary judges are ready and waiting to read every log book submitted.  This mammoth task takes approximately one month to complete, top teams will be invited to the glittering Lifestyle Awards in November.

PC Kate Atkins of the Humberside Police Youth Engagement team, and primary judge said’ “The judging period is extremely rewarding; we finally get to hear about all the good work which has been going on throughout the summer. Each team who return a project will receive a signed certificate from the Chief Constable to form part of their National Record of Achievement, we also have an amazing array of prizes on offer ranging from, gift vouchers, ‘Hot Rides’ at Silverstone, day trips to Flamingo Land and Alton Towers, and not forgetting the major prizes of PGL Adventure holidays to Wales and France. The overall winners of Lifestyle will win the holiday of a lifetime to Florida!” 

The Humberside Police Lifestyle project is celebrating its 25th anniversary and since 1989 over 155,000 young people, aged between ten and 16 years of age have taken part completing over 2.5 million man-hours of community-based projects.

30th August 2013
Lisa, from the Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team and Sue from Aunt Bessies, supporter of the “Dream Come True” challenge visited two Lifestyle teams this week to find out what they have been up to over the summer holidays.

‘Bee Happy’
Jessica, Aimee, Amber and Billie-Jo have been very busy.  They have been renovating a community garden in their local area.  The team have put in a lot of work and have also found time to do a cake stall and some litter picking.  The majority of their work has been on the community garden and the team are very proud of what they have achieved.

‘Keep Calm and Love Darleys’
Lauren, Megan, Gaell, Kai and Ryan have entered Lifestyle for the very first time this year.  They have put a lot of time and effort into tidying a community garden and have cleared dead wood, weeded the surrounding area and done some general tidying to create a clean community garden for everyone to enjoy.

27th August 2013
Lisa of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team, and Rebecca from BAE Systems and supporters of the Community Crusaders challenge will be out and about visiting Lifestyle teams in action.

The 3 Wonders of the World’
Tom B, Tom L and Salman are the members of the team.  They are aiming to raise funds for a litter bin for the village.  They have done some painting work at the scout hut, cleared the surrounding area and undertaken numerous odd jobs to raise the funds for the bin!

‘The Lucky Lot’
The team consists of Evie, Latisha and Rebecca.  The team have rallied all members of the community to come together to create a community wildlife garden in Wilberfoss.  The team are creating a mural from unwanted paint, insect houses have been donated from garden centres and much more!

Rebecca, Community and Events Advisor said, "The Humberside Police Lifestyle Challenge is a fantastic initiative for young people to get involved in and BAE Systems is delighted to be a part of it.  The teams involved come up with such fantastic and innovative ideas for projects, and the hard work and determination is evident.  The activities the teams undertake are of huge benefit to the local community, and the enthusiasm displayed by the individuals clearly shows how much fun can be had undertaking such a worthwhile challenge.  I'm very much looking forward to getting out to meet this year's Lifestylers and seeing what great projects they've been involved in."
 
22nd August 2013
On Thursday 22nd August Lisa of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team, and AAK, Lifestyle’s Safety Challenge supporter will be out and about visiting safety conscious Lifestyle teams in action.

The 3 Wise Men
The team are made up of Ashley, Ben and Brandon.  The team have designed and created fire safety leaflets distributing them to members of the community.  They have also completed a sponsored walk across the Humber Bridge dressed as girls to raise funds for Christmas Hampers for the elderly on Greatfield Estate.  Lisa and Judith are looking forward to meeting you all!!

Double Trouble Twins
This team is a duo Morgan and Jessica.  Double Trouble have been busy raising awareness of the dangers of speeding and the need for young people to be vigilant when crossing Green Lane and Castle Road.  They are writing to the Council campaign for a crossing and have created Cyber Safety leaflets and litter picked on the field nearby.  Lisa and AAK can’t wait to meet the team!!

Visiting Lifestyle teams undertaking the safety challenge is a real highlight for us as we get to meet the teams and learn first hand about how they are raising awareness of safety issues with creative leaflets and campaigns.

21st August 2013

On Wednesday 21st August Lisa of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team, and BP, Lifestyle’s Principal supporter will be out and about visiting Lifestyle teams in action.

Team O’Mighty
The team is Thomas F, Thomas M, Harry and Ethan.  They have been campaigning for a skate park in the Brough, Elloughton and Welton area, and have managed to raise the funds needed to bring a mobile skate park to Welton Primary School for just one day on 21st August.  They are hoping lots of youngsters come down to use the facility and are hoping many people sign their online petition to highlight how many people back their campaign visit http:chn.ge/17uBx8W to sign the petition.  Lisa and Jean can’t wait to meet them!!

Tigers and Team MCJ
The Tigers team are Michael, Lewis, Tyler, Maya and Annalise and team MJC are Maria, Chloe and Jessie.  Two teams working together literally doing everything ‘Lifestyle’ from cleaning up areas and parks, helping the elderly, car washing, collecting items for the animal rescue centres RSPCA and the Dogs Trust and fundraising for the neo-natal unit at Hull Royal Infirmary.  We are looking forward to meeting the teams!!

Jean from BP said, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to see the fantastic work the young people involved with Lifestyle are carrying out to enhance the communities they live in. With my daughters being involved in previous years I know the very real difference Lifestyle makes both in the community and for the children involved.”

Jean continues “The life skills the children learn will help them realise a great deal about themselves and what they can achieve both as an individual and collectively as a team.”
 

1st August 2013

Enterprising Lifestylers
On Wednesday 31st July Lisa Whitton of the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit’s Youth Engagement Team, and Jean Goldthorp from BP, Lifestyle’s Principal supporter visited Lifestyle teams in action.

Geek Girls
Back for their second year of Lifestyle, last year they revamped the garden at a local residential home and this year are aiming to make up 50 shoe boxes for Real Aid.  To generate funds needed the team have been busy collecting items to sell at a car boot sale and are also taking part in a sponsored walk!  The team have collected empty shoe boxes and have decorated them in preparation to be filled with items.

Happy Life, save a Life
The Lifestyle project has brought both Lydia and Emma together with a goal to raise enough funds to purchase a defibrillator for the village of Holme on Spalding Moor.  The team have had many enterprising ideas of how to raise the cash needed and have also contacted the Ambulance Service to see if they can help.  This project has really brought the whole community together and the ambulance service has offered to train volunteer in how the use the equipment once bought.

4 Delights
The team decided they would like to entertain and talk to the elderly in the community and residential homes to help them enjoy their days. Before school broke up the team designed and made bookmarks.  The team are visiting a whole host of care homes and day centres across Hull and at the end of the summer the funds will be split between the homes to enable residents to go out for a day or to buy something the homes need for the residents.

23rd July 2013

Lifestylers, Hot Tigers and Top Dogs had a fantastic time meeting HRH Duchess of Cornwall and telling her all about their Lifestyle endeavours; as well as seeing Prince Charles at the Bridlington Spa today.  A very well done to you all.  We are really proud of you!
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22nd July 2013

Lifestyle by Royal appointment
Ahead of the Royal visit to Bridlington tomorrow two Lifestyle teams along with PC Kate Atkins of the Humberside Police Youth Engagement Team and local PCSO Liam Whittington have been invited to be part of the contingent highlighting everything that’s great about Bridlington by showing the superb work that they are continuing with from their Lifestyle projects last year.  They are looking forward to meeting HRH Duchess of Cornwall to tell her what they have been up to and their forthcoming plans!!!

Below you will find details of the teams and what they have been up to help their local community

The Hot Tigers Lifestyle Team
Priya and Kavita, Chloe and Claire are back again; in 2012 this Lifestyle team decided to help at the Salvation Army in Bridlington and soon became invaluable to everyone there. They helped to provide food parcels for the homeless, held table top sales and raffles and entertained everyone with their dancing. The team also befriended a local blind boy named Kayden, they fund raised and bought him new toys and allowed him to make a donation to the Birmingham Children’s hospital where he has been treated.

In 2013 their plans are bigger and bolder, they intend to continue their help at the Salvation Army and to introduce pamper days as well as raising awareness and campaigning against bullying. They also want to organise a disco for local youngsters and a thank you party for everyone who volunteers at the Salvation Army.

Top Dogs Lifestyle Team
Emily, James, Oliver Sam and Phoebe; last year the team organised a Skate jam at the Skate Park, a party where the Town Council provided the prizes and they made goody bags up and had different people attend to code cycles and offer other activities. They also tidied up an area of wasteland that was really overgrown, painted over obscene graffitti and worked with a team of street artists who covered the walls with urban art, as if this was not enough, they litter picked and helped out at Skate lessons.
 
This year the team would like to raise money for Guide Dogs for the blind as the Granddad and uncle of two of the team are blind and have guide dogs, all of the lifestyle team are in a band and they want to put their musical skills to good use for this amazing charity. The highlight of the summer will be to host a charity gig at the end of the school holidays.


Updated 18th July 2013

Special recognition for Holderness Lifestyle teams
The Mayor of Hedon Jim Lindop was so impressed when he heard of the endeavours of Lifestyle teams, he decided to bring together a number of the top Holderness Lifestylers to a special presentation at Hedon Town Hall on Tuesday 16th July to personally congratulate the teams at 7pm.

Each Lifestyler will be presented with a certificate of recognition of services to the community.   Teams in attendance include ‘Helpful Friends’, ‘Four Girls on a Mission’, ‘Ultras’, ‘5 Stars and a Wish’, ‘Famous Five’ and ‘Speed Busters’.

“It is fantastic to be involved with the Lifestylers from Hedon and it will be good to welcome the Lions to the Town Hall as they present the Lifestylers with their certificates.  The Mayoress and I are looking forward to the event.”

Lion Eileen Smith of Hull and East Riding Lions will be at the presentation as the Lions are strong supporters of Lifestyle and have kindly agreed to provide two local top teams with a team building adventure holiday to Wales to reward their endeavours over the summer holidays.

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 improving the quality of life for others, fitting perfectly with the ethos of the Lions.”


Updated 9th July 2013

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 www.humberside.police.uk/lifestyle and click to register.  Free limited edition Lifestyle 25th anniversary T-shirts for team members will be sent to schools, and adult adviser packs will go direct to home addresses giving teams 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 in this landmark year.  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.”

For more information contact the Humberside Police Youth Engagement team on 01482 220700 or email us lifestyle@humberside.pnn.police.uk

Updated 9th May 2013

Humberside Police Lifestyle Celebrates 25 years of success!
Lifestyle, dubbed as the ‘Jewel in the crown’ of Humberside Police officially Launched on Wednesday 8th May from the Iconic Clough Road Police Station, Hull to celebrate Lifestyle’s 25th Anniversary.   With BBC's Peter Levy on board as MC, key speakers were introduced including Humberside’s new Chief Constable Justine Curran, Principal Supporter Malcolm Joslin from BP and Peter Stevenson from the Environment Agency reflected upon the success of Lifestyle and the many opportunities the project has given participants who have been involved since the project began, and the futures of those young people Lifestyle has helped shape.    We are now aiming to inspire thousands of young people aged between 10-16 years old throughout Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire to team up with their friends and make a real difference to the areas they live by getting involved in Lifestyle this celebratory year! 

Malcolm Joslin, Communications and External Affairs Manager at BP said, “BP is absolutely delighted to return as Principal Supporter for 2013 and proud to once again join the many sponsors who are supporting Lifestyle. Each year, the Lifestyle project inspires thousands of young people in this region to carry out fantastic work in their local communities and they always rise to the challenge with enthusiasm, caring and commitment”. 

Malcolm continues, “At BP we aim to be part our local community and supporting Lifestyle is a great way to achieve this. We have seen over many years how Lifestylers gain a range of skills to help them become the citizens, employees and employers of the future”.  

We are delighted to announce the return of the Environment Agency’s GreenScene Challenge an Award which is aimed at encouraging teams to improve their local environment and seeing if their projects can last for generations to come, by taking part in their GreenScene Challenge. The winners will scoop a special trophy and mountain bike each. 

Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Grove said, “We have many young people in this area who we can be rightly proud of, and Lifestyle is a fantastic example of how young people 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 over 25 years.”

The first 4,000 to register will receive a free Lifestyle 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 registering online.

Updated 21st March 2013

Lights, camera, action!

As we prepare to celebrate 25 years of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project, we will be filming the brand new DVD set to inspire thousands of young people to get actively involved and make a difference to their local communities over the summer break.

We are aiming to celebrate everything that’s great about Lifestyle and reflect the fabulous levels of fun, energy and commitment Lifestylers put into their projects each year, whilst making a difference to local people and capturing the essence of the project.  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 2013! 

Jonathan Fell, of JayJay Media said, “We are delighted to be part of the production of the Lifestyle 2013 DVD.  I have personally been involved in the project for the past sixteen 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.”

Updated: 28th January 2013 

Daisy Chains record their Sun Safety Rap!

At the weekend our Lifestyle champions, ‘The Daisy Chains’ courtesy of SunSense were invited to Blue Print Recording Studios in Manchester to record their Sun Safety Rap – see pics of the team in action! 

It looks like you guys had a fab time!!!! 

Daisy Chains prepare to take to the sky!

Lifestyle 2012 champions, ‘Daisy Chains’ Bridget, Chloe, Maisie, Shannon and Aimee are incredibly excited to be jetting off on a holiday of a lifetime to Florida, after scooping the top accolade of Lifestyle champions for their project that raised awareness of sun safety to an incredibly wide audience as well as creating a fantastic sensory room at Cottingham Pre-school and much more! 

At half term, the team will to board the flight to Florida!  Bridget said, “We are now counting down the days until Florida, and I still have an energy rush when I think back to the moment we were announced the winners! We’ve being looking at all the parks on the internet, deciding which thrilling rides to go on. We are truly grateful for the prize of a lifetime!  We just want to get on the plane and arrive in Florida; it is going to be fast, fun and fantastic and best of all sunny, but don’t worry we have our sun cream ready.” 

Bridget continues, “Lifestyle really made our summer action-packed! We had a goal to work towards, we were never bored, and we constantly met up with each other to do our project. It is a great way to spend time with your friends whilst achieving something amazing. We did so many different things; we got creative, making banners, booklets and a web site.  We got active and went on a sponsored bike ride, all so much more fun than just hanging about and watching TV. We became entrepreneurs; it was like running our own mini-business!”  

Sergeant Allie Bradley accompanying the Daisy Chains will retire on the day she flies back from Florida after 30 years service said, “I have always been supportive of youth engagement initiatives and Lifestyle is such a positive project for Humberside Police which takes us into schools and encourages young people to get actively involved in their communities and in turn, improving the quality of lives for so many members of our society.  It is great for Humbe