Local charity to raise awareness of mental health in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during Mental Health Awareness Week

Lamp’s Trip to the Moon 5k fundraiser will take place from 9th – 15th May 2022

 To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) will launch its annual 5k fundraiser at 9.00am on Monday 9th May 2022 to promote the positive effects of physical exercise on mental health.

The campaign launch will involve local author, Stewart Bint, who will set off on his 5km challenge to walk barefooted from the Rocket Tower at the National Space Centre along a route that will take him down the adjacent canal path.  

Stewart’s first walk will mark the official launch of the Lamp 5k event and he is also completing two more 5km routes the following Wednesday and Saturday to cover:

  • University of Leicester Botanic Garden at 11.00am on Wednesday 11th May
  • Clarendon Park to Everards Meadow with the team from Cool as Leicester on Saturday 14th May

Lamp is encouraging everyone to take part in a 5k or more physical activity as part of its Trip to the Moon 5k campaign. This can include walking, running, cycling or roller-skating, to collectively reach 384,400km – the distance from the Earth to the moon, and raise money for each kilometre covered, aiming for a total of £38,440. The funds will go towards supporting the charity’s services.

For more information on the challenge, visit www.lampadvocacy.co.uk/lamp5k

 

For any photo, filming or interview opportunities related to Mental Health Awareness Week or the Lamp 5k, please contact Simon Gribbon on 07990 583371 or email simon@sandstarcomms.com