Lamp selected as charity partner by Let’s Get Lost for second year running
Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) has been selected as a charity partner by the Leicestershire-based outdoor adventure company, Let’s Get Lost.
This is the second year running where Let’s Get Lost has pledged to support Lamp by donating 18 per cent of ticket prices when customers hire kayaks or paddle boards using the dedicated link. The company is also partnering with UOcean Project®, which has a mission to clean, protect and restore the world’s oceans by 2050. Let’s Get Lost — Charity Partners (letsgetlost.uk)
Anthony Ball, the owner of Let’s Get Lost said:
“Let’s Get Lost is delighted to be working with Lamp once again for 2022 as we feel the work they carry out is vitally important for the local community. To have a service such as Lamp accessible, will only support and better our society as a whole. We hope through this partnership, that we can help to spread awareness of the services and support that Lamp has to offer the community and highlight the positive impact that being out in nature, on the water, and physically active, can have on our mental health. I went through some mental health challenges of my own a while back, so I know the significant impact of having a network of support such as Lamp during the tougher periods in our lives.”
Richard Kotulecki, Lamp’s CEO added:
“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Let’s Get Lost once more and are grateful for their support. It is through the help and support provided by members of the community and businesses such as Let’s Get Lost, that Lamp can continue to deliver our mental health advocacy services that are urgently needed across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The opportunity to renew our ties with Let’s Get Lost is very apt, given our forthcoming Lamp 5k Trip to the Moon challenge. One of our key areas of focus is the positive impact that exercise and outdoor activities can have on mental health and this link with Let’s Get Lost and their kayaking adventures is particularly relevant.”
The official launch of Lamp’s 5k Trip to the Moon campaign will take place on Monday 9 May at 9am when local author, Stewart Bint will set off on a 5km challenge to walk barefooted, starting from the National Space Centre on a route that will take him through the adjacent area along a canal path.
The campaign will run during Mental Health Awareness Week, from 9-15 May, and Lamp is encouraging everyone to take part in a 5k or more physical activity such as 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. Participants can take on any activity they like including swimming, rowing, walking the dog, competing in a triathlon, or even completing an activity in fancy dress during Mental Health Awareness Week.
If you’re looking to get a team together to raise money for Lamp during Mental Health Awareness Week, group bookings can also be made with Let’s Get Lost with a donation coming to Lamp.
To see how you can take part in Lamp’s 2022 5k Trip to the Moon challenge, click here, log your 5km and download a fundraising pack. If you would like to sponsor, fundraise or get involved in other ways, please email the charity or sign up to Lamp’s newsletter for regular updates.