We have supported this event for a number of years and continue this year. Robin Forster has again volunteered his time, and we will also be contributing in other ways, such as providing snacks for the participants.

The Night Challenge project is something different, it gives young people the chance to step outside their comfort zone, challenge themselves and learn about how they can help themselves and others. Whilst our primary aims are to reduce crime and ASB by engaging with our communities who are the most vulnerable; we also aim to give young people the skills to support not only themselves but others too during difficult times, we want to work together with our partners to help create resilient communities, giving young people the confidence to tackle challenges and achieve – all whilst walking a 12 mile route in the dark!

This year, the event will be based around the theme of youth mental health and the importance of seeking help when you or someone you know might need some support. This will include information about drug and alcohol misuse and the impact this can have as sometimes those who are struggling may turn to substances to help them cope. The event itself also helps to get young people outside and enjoying the environment around them and by being active and engaging in group activities it will help to help develop communication skills, the ability to work as a team and learn more about themselves.

Community Engagement Coordinator Katie Hardy says: “Every year we try to pick a theme that is relevant to young people in our area and work with our partners to deliver Night Challenge in a way that continues to be engaging and informative. The event has been incredibly successful in previous years and, after a break due to COVID-19 we are working hard to ensure that this year is no different. We actively work to provide an opportunity for young members of our communities to spend time with local officers and other community safety partners in a challenging environment, building confidence, self-esteem and life skills and gaining respect for themselves, others and their surroundings and we are proud to once again be hosting the event in 2022”

Departing from Brantingham Park, the route will take on the challenging terrain of Brantingham Dale and surrounding areas. Each team will have volunteer walking supervisors from the Police and partner agencies to support them, help them navigate their way along the route and answer any questions they may have about what Humberside Police and our partners do to help support young people like themselves.

If you work with young people who you feel would benefit from being involved in Night Challenge please contact NightChallenge@humberside.pnn.police.uk  for more information.


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