South Africa beckons for Yr9 student, Eloise Evans, after she won the top prize in a police-supported competition. Lifestyle sees young people trying to make a difference to the people, communities and the health and safety of their area.
Eloise, walked away with the dream trip after winning Lifestyle 2018, run by Humberside Police.
She and brother Aaron, who left the academy last year and had been Head Boy, created a logo ‘Help 2 Others’ and where it was displayed in Goole, the public could refill their bottles with water for free – saving plastic.
They also wanted to do something to tackle hygiene poverty. They created bags for the homeless and others and filled them with basic items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and sanitary products to help people keep clean and healthy. They held bookstalls to raise money for products to go in them and handed the bags over to their local YMCA and Mission Trinity.
Not content with that, they completed a 5K Pretty Muddy run to raise money for a cancer charity.
They lifted the top prize ahead of 600 other groups that entered, their win announced in a ceremony at Hull City Hall.
Their all-expenses-paid trip includes a safari, camping in Karuga National Park, and visits to a school and an elephant sanctuary.
Mum and dad are proud and jealous as they don’t get to go on the trip!
Eloise could not believe it when organisers read her and her brother’s name out as winners, and is still coming to terms with it, even after being interviewed by The Goole Times and radio.