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Lifestyle Challenge 2019 - entries now open for young people to apply!

Lifestyle Challenge 2019 - entries now open for young people to apply!

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 12:57pm 16th May 2019.

This year's Lifestyle Challenge is now open for young people to enter.

  • Lifestyle Challenge 2019 is open for entries
  • It runs over the summer holidays and sees teams of young people carry out volunteer projects to benefit local communities
  • Prizes, including a holiday, are awarded to the best projects
  • You can apply to enter Lifestyle 2019 here

What is the Lifestyle Challenge?

Led by North Yorkshire Police, the Lifestyle Challenge runs over the summer holidays and aims to give young people aged 10 - 17 a positive project to do over the long break.

Young people work with their friends in teams to come up with an idea for work that they can carry out over the summer holidays.

Their ideas will benefit someone or something in the community - like clearing up a park, or raising money for a charity.

Projects are submitted for judging, with the winners attending a glittering awards ceremony at York Racecourse in November to receive their prizes.

How can I register?

Teams can register online at www.northyorkshire.police.uk/lifestyle

They will be sent a registration pack, including a log book to record all their work and a handbook with lots of help and advice.

The first 100 young people to register also receive a limited-edition Lifestyle 2019 t-shirt.

What type of projects have been done before?

  • A swing-themed afternoon for a local care home
  • Helping 'Beat the Heat': a campaign to help inform elderly residents of the dangers of hot weather
  • Sponsored scooter ride to raise money for a local play park
  • Litter pick and clean-up of the local skate park
  • Foodbank collections
  • 1940s/50s fun day for care home residents
  • Making bird and hedgehog boxes
  • Supporting dementia support groups

Last year's winners attended an activity holiday at Bewerley Park in April 2019, spending an action-packed week canoeing, zip-wiring, orienteering and mountain-biking.

Sergeant Neil Northend, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

"The Lifestyle Challenge is a productive, fun and rewarding way to spend the summer holiday and, as we see every year, has some genuinely inspirational results.

"It's clear that these projects benefit not only young people, by giving them an activity to get stuck into over the summer holidays, but also our communities as well.

"Lifestyle is now in its seventh year, and I'm sure 2019 is going to be a great one - everyone here at North Yorkshire Police is looking forward to seeing the results."

To find out more about the Lifestyle Challenge, and to register your team online, visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/lifestyle, or follow North Yorkshire Police’s Youth Team on Twitter at @YouthTeamNYP, and the official Lifestyle account @NYP_Lifestyle.