A competition to inspire young people and help them give something back to their communities has launched for its sixth year.
North Yorkshire Police’s Lifestyle Challenge runs over the summer holidays and aims to give young people aged 10 to 17 a positive project to do over the long break, giving them the opportunity to improve the quality of life in their community.
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The teams think of a project that they can carry out over the summer holidays that is of benefit to someone or something in North Yorkshire. They then have until the end of September to work on their project, recording all they do in a log book provided by the police.
The log books are then submitted for judging, with the winners attending a glittering awards ceremony in November to receive their prizes.
The main award, the Dream Come True Challenge, is in remembrance of and a tribute to PC Suzanne Asquith.
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Sergeant Neil Northend of North Yorkshire Police, said: “The Lifestyle Challenge is a fun and productive way to spend the long summer holiday and, as we have seen in previous years, can bring some truly inspirational results.
“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. I’m looking forward to seeing what projects North Yorkshire’s young people come up with this year. I also extend a big thank you to our sponsors for their support.”
To find out more about the Lifestyle Challenge, visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/lifestyle or email LifeStyle@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.