Lamp launches partnership with b1oke at charity pool tournament on 30 March

Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project), the Leicestershire-based mental health charity, is organising a charity pool tournament on 30 March 2022, in partnership with b1oke an online community dedicated to men’s mental fitness.

The fundraising event, sponsored by Imperial Roofing Supplies UK Limited, will take place at Club 147 in Leicester from 6.30-10pm, with an entry fee of £25 per person, and is open to players of all levels.

The admission fee includes food and drinks for guests and participants. In addition to participating in the tournament, they will hear from Ty Watson, the Founder of b1oke who is the guest speaker for the evening. Spectators are also welcome.

The funds raised from the tournament will go towards Lamp and, enabling the charities to continue their working in raising awareness around mental health issues and the support that is available to those in need. Further details about the event can be found here.

Richard Kotulecki, Lamp’s CEO, said:

“We’re delighted about our new partnership with and the charity pool tournament looks set to be a fun-filled evening. More importantly, however, the event is a way for us to create an inclusive environment that will encourage positive conversations about mental health and actively challenge the stigma around the subject. Ty is a great believer in the transformational power of community sport and teamwork. We’re looking forward to hearing him speak about the mental health challenges he faced, how this spurred him on to set up b1oke and the motivation that drives him to help others who are facing challenges with their own mental health.”

Ty Watson added:

“I am a passionate advocate for mental health but speaking out about my own journey hasn’t been an easy process. There have been occasions when I have felt alone and overwhelmed, but my passion and commitment to help others is what motivates me. I am driven to get men aged from 18 to 50, talking about their mental and emotional issues. We need to let everyone know, especially children, that it’s OK to talk about how we are feeling and to place equal value on our mental and physical health.”

Ty founded b1oke with the aim of reducing the number of men aged 18 to 50, who take their own lives. Details about the non-profit can be found at

Lamp’s mental health advocacy team can be contacted at 0116 255 6286 or via email at 


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