Tonight young people from across the Humberside Police area will be attending an awards ceremony at Hull City Hall to celebrate Lifestyle 2017. The ceremony will be hosted by BBC Look North’s Owain Wyn Evans.
Now in its 28th year, Humberside Police’s Lifestyle initiative aims to promote positivity, teamwork and community ownership. Taking place during the summer holiday, teams of young people aged 10 to 18 years old are encouraged to make a difference by taking part in community activities.
Tonight the top 55 teams will come together to celebrate all their hard work and find out who the winners are. There will be a number of different prizes awarded, including the top prize: a trip to South Africa for the senior winners and a holiday to Paris for the junior winners.
Chief Constable Lee Freeman, explained: “The Lifestyle Project is a fantastic scheme which has played a positive role in shaping our communities for 28 years. Encouraging positivity and promoting teamwork amongst young people, the projects can really make a difference to local life.
Emma Winter, Site Procurement Manager for BP, said: “It is with pride that BP returns as principal sponsor to Lifestyle 2017. As a supporter of the project for over 25 years, we believe that the life skills and confidence Lifestyle teaches young people not only benefits their local communities but will help them achieve their personal and professional goals in the future.”
Lifestyle 2017 is made possible by commercial sponsorship from: BP, East Riding Yorkshire Council, KCom, NHS Clinical Trust, Smith and Nephew, ARCO, Tribune Trust, High Sheriff, Tribune Trust, National Grid, Lions and Safer Roads.
Chief Constable Lee Freeman added: “I would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support in the Lifestyle initiative, without them it would not be possible for us to run this important community scheme. The level of dedication these young people show during their summer break is truly inspiring.