Henry Boot donates £1,000 to Lamp
Henry Boot, a group of companies operating in the built environment sector headquartered in Sheffield, has made a £1,000 donation to the Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) mental health charity as part of its 13 Gifts of Christmas fundraising campaign for 2021.
The company’s 2021 campaign followed in the footsteps of the successful 2020 festive fundraiser and was held as a way for the firm’s 13 regional locations to support local charities within their communities, with each region receiving £1,000 to support their chosen charity. Lamp was nominated by staff at the Leicester depot to receive £1,000 which will enable the charity to continue its work in mental health advocacy throughout Leicestershire.
Henry Boot PLC’s Responsible Business Manager, Jack Kidder said:
“Following the successful launch of our 13 Gifts of Christmas initiative in 2020, we were proud to run the campaign again in 2021. After a difficult year for many, particularly with the disruptions that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, we felt that the mental health of our communities was critical for us to support. Mental health is a big issue in our sector. The team at our company in Leicester, Banner Plant Tool Hire, recognised Lamp as a leading mental health charity in the area and were keen to lend their support. We will continue to support and promote mental health and this will enable our teams to connect and collaborate with great charities in their areas.”
Richard Kotulekci, Lamp’s CEO expressed his thanks and said:
“We are grateful to the Henry Boot team for their donation. It means a lot to us and will make a huge difference in enabling us to continue our ongoing mental health advocacy work, which is a lifeline during this difficult time. The donation will also contribute to our ability to develop corporate partnerships and conduct workshops and training sessions on mental health for businesses in the area. With mental health a priority for many, these services offer an opportunity to convene with peers to have conversations about mental health, share experiences and offer guidance on how to manage their wellbeing and that of others.”
Henry Boot first ran the 13 Gifts of Christmas fundraising initiative in 2020 when it was held to raise donations for food banks. Building on the success of the inaugural event, the company launched the initiative for the second time in 2021 with the objective of supporting mental health charities. In addition to Lamp, the charities that were chosen by the firm’s team as beneficiaries in the 2021 initiative include Dementia UK, the Crisis Café, EyUp!, CALM and Barca.