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Night Challenge 2017


On Saturday 4 March High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire Thomas Martin joined about 100 young people in 27 teams tackling this years gruelling Night Challenge. Other Trustees were on hand to see Thomas off on the 13 mile circuit and to see at first hand how the teams aged between 13 and 18 tackled the tough terrain of Brantingham Dale as part of Humberside Police's Night Challenge. The event allows young people to compete across some gruelling terrain working as teams and dealing with a series of problem solving challenges. The event helps young people understand how the police and partner agencies work together and it helps educate them about the potential consequences of their behaviour and actions. It tests team work, communications and leadership skills. This year’s event focused on Cyber Safety and Child Sexual Exploitation and the associated risks that link to them. As he finished the 13 miles and arrived back at Ionians Rugby Club where the event started and finished Thomas Martin said; 'The police, partner agencies, officers and volunteers who plan and run this event deserve great credit. However so do the young people who take part. Tonight I have witnessed great determination, team working and problem solving in dark, cold and sometimes wet and muddy conditions. Out there tonight were some of our leaders of the future. I was hugely impressed'. Night Challenge is run in conjunction with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteering Club, HM Prison Service, Defence School of Transport at Leconfield, Yorkshire 4X4 Response, Not in Our Community, Eskimo Soup, Corner House and Yorkshire Lowland Search and Rescue. The event is made possible due to principal sponsors, the Tribune Trust and a grant of £6,000. The picture above shows pupils from St Anne's School Welton and their walking supervisors setting out round the course.

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