Girls Win Lifestyle Award For Educating Others on Living With Diabetes

Ella Greenway and Katelyn Howden, who have won a Lifestyle award for educating others on living with diabetes.

Two students who spent their summer holidays visiting young people with diabetes and educating others on leading a healthy lifestyle to prevent illness were the runners-up in the Senior category of the Humberside Police Lifestyle Campaign.

Lifestyle is a project that was set up in 1989 to challenge young people to get involved with their communities, using their spare time to make a real difference.

Students Ella Greenway and Katelyn Howden, of the Lifestyle team The Barmy Army, received their prize of a holiday in Wales at the annual awards ceremony at Hull City Hall. The girls also received a letter of congratulations from Prime Minster Theresa May for their work.

The girls gave up their free time to cheer up young people at the hospital in Grimsby, presenting them with hand-made toys which they had created, and raising over £1,000 for Diabetes UK. Their summer ended with the students completing the 3 Peaks Challenge, a huge feat, despite one of them having diabetes.

Katelyn said: "We wanted to educate people on living with diabetes and how leading a healthy lifestyle can help you better manage your condition. We wanted to show them that if you follow these guidelines then you can do anything you put your mind to."

Ella said: "We were really happy to win the runners-up prize and we hope that we helped other people to understand diabetes better."

Ella Greenway and Katelyn Howden, whose team The Barmy Army were runners up in the Senior Lifestyle Final, receive their prize at Hull City Hall.

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