ABP supports youngsters taking part in ‘Lifestyle’ project

August 20, 2018

Above: The so-called ‘Support Sisters’ conducted their first litter pick, in ABP Protective Equipment, at Cleethorpes beach

This summer, ABP Humber agreed to help out a group of youngsters who have signed up to take part in this year’s ‘Lifestyle’ project, being run by Humberside Police.

The project encourages local children to take pride in their community by taking ownership of their actions and making a difference.

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) from Humberside Police attended schools in the Humber region to promote the scheme, prior to the summer holidays, to give students the opportunity to plan their events. A whole host of fantastic prizes are up for grabs from holidays to South Africa to daytrips to Flamingo Land.

Lyn Dunham, ABP Administrator at the port in Immingham, is mum to two of the volunteers and approached her employer for assistance.

She said: “After the PCSO visit, the girls decided that they wanted to take part in the Lifestyle project and formed a group, calling themselves ‘the Support Sisters’.

“The Support Sisters chose to conduct beach cleans and park cleans, but needed some help sourcing materials to assist with their projects, so they approached ABP, who were very happy to support the cause.”

After being told about the projects, the company gladly supplied the team with litter pickers, bin bags, buckets and even top of the range safety clothing.

With a desire to look further than their immediate community, the Support Sisters have also asked ABP for assistance with creating a road safety campaign.

As previously reported, the Humber ports have recently partnered with Highways England and Safer Roads Humber to roll out safety campaigns focussed on road safety awareness.

ABP will be inviting the Support Sisters on to the port estate to work alongside colleagues who have volunteered to commit some of their working day to making the port roads safer, in order to give them a helping hand in creating their campaign for Lifestyle.

Millie Dunham, 11, said: “We learned that it is important to do things for the local community and we wanted to do some work to help, starting with tidying up. We want to show that local people are happy to get on board and are proud of our home.”

Simon Bird, Regional Director for ABP Humber, said: “We were honoured when the group approached our organisation to ask for help with this fantastic project. We look forward to seeing how their campaigns progress within the locality.”