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North Yorkshire youngsters recognised in police awards

North Yorkshire youngsters recognised in police awards

Published by Harry Long at 4:26pm 19th November 2019.

Dozens of youngsters from North Yorkshire have been recognised at a police awards ceremony.  

  • North Yorkshire Police's Lifestyle Challenge was held over the summer. 
  • Teams from Harrogate and Knaresborough were recognised at a police awards ceremony at York Racecourse last week.  
  • Youngsters had to come up with a project they could carry out over the summer holidays.  

North Yorkshire Police's Lifestyle Challenge gives young people aged between 10 and 17 a positive project to do over the summer break.

The ceremony was held at York Racecourse on 13th November.  

Teams were invited to think of a project that they could carry out over the summer holidays that would benefit the community. They then had until the end of September to work on their project, recording all they did in a log book provided by the police.

Nineteen teams from Eastfield, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Norton, Pickering, Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough, Selby, Stokesley, Whitby and York signed up, working in their own time to improve their local area, raising money for local good causes and helping members of the community to get to know each other.

In total 65 young people took part, supported by 23 adult advisors.

To mark their hard work, all of those who took part received a certificate and a prize of vouchers for all their team for Energi Trampoline Park in York.

Winners of sponsored challenges also received Argos vouchers.  Knaresborough SAS won the Energi Be Fit, Be Healthy Challenge.

The main prize winners won not only Argos vouchers, but also an activity holiday for all the team members.  In joint third place with a team from York were Nidderdale Children’s Resource Centre from Harrogate, who won North Yorkshire Police Harm Reduction Challenge

Sergeant Neil Northend, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the Lifestyle Challenge and attended the ceremony – not only the young people themselves, but also the adult advisors for taking the time to support and help their teams.

“The teams should be really proud of what they achieved over the summer. All together, they worked for more than 1,450 hours – the equivalent of over 60 days – and raised more than £1,500.

“The results of their projects are a testament to the fantastic commitment and community spirit of our young people, and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate their achievements.

“I would also like to thank the sponsors, The Shepherd Group, Eboracum, Energi Leisure, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, York Racecourse, CNG Ltd, the High Sherriff of North Yorkshire and Minster FM, all of whom made the 2019 Lifestyle Challenge possible with their generous support.”

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