FIVE YOUNG PEOPLE from Hedon Youth Group undertook the Humberside Police 10.5 mile overnight hike and challenge last month.
The overnight orienteering experience is aimed at 13-17 year olds from across the Humberside Police area and targets young people who have not had opportunities to take part in such an event before. Those taking part work alongside the Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteering Club and HM Prison Service
The walk is designed to encourage young people to work together as a team in challenging conditions throughout the night, whilst attempting mental and physical tasks. The route planning, navigation and team leadership was left to the team to successfully complete under the watchful eye of a walk supervisor. It is the third year the Hedon Youth Group has submitted a team and they are keen to express their thanks to the organisers for arranging an event which has been enjoyed by every team that takes part.
At the Humberside Police Night Challenge Awards event held at the home of Hull Ionians Rugby Club in Brantingham on Friday 9th May, all the young people were presented with a certificate and shopping voucher recognising their achievement.
Pictured above with their walk supervisors, are (top centre) Sam Denby, Danny Lee Myers, (bottom) Tim Johnson, Michael Taylor and Kai Bird.
The Youth Group, which meets on Fridays at its Red Cross headquarters on Sheriff Highway between 7pm and 9pm, is always on the look out for more volunteers. If you are able to help, either regularly or occasionally, then please contact the group via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out all about Hedon Youth Group and its activities at their website.
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With thanks to the Youth Group Leader for this item.