Lamp supporter to tour Leicester landmarks in charity run and walk
Andrew Lewis will run and walk to various city landmarks in one day to raise money for local mental health charity
Leicestershire local, Andrew Lewis, will be running and walking all around Leicester, on a 16-mile route that takes in 12 well-known local spots. Andrew hopes that the challenge will raise around £1,000 for Lamp, the Leicester-based mental health advocacy charity.
The one-day challenge, on Saturday 25 March 2023, will see Andrew start the day with a parkrun at Braunstone Park before walking to Everards Meadows, The Black Horse at Aylestone, Leicestershire County Cricket Ground, King Power stadium, Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium, Victoria Park, De Montfort Hall, New Walk Museum, Curve and Phoenix theatres, Morningside Arena, Abbey Park and finally ending the day at Jubilee Square.
Andrew is a familiar face in Thornton and Bagworth where he delivers the local newspaper, The Herald. He will be raising money through sponsorship and will donate the money to Lamp. For more details or to sponsor him, visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/andylewis
Andrew said: “Mental health is seriously underfunded in the NHS and there is not enough support for sufferers. Lamp provides vital help for people in Leicester and Leicestershire. That is why I am highlighting their work and doing my best to raise funds for them.”
Matt Barton, Community and Community Engagement Manager at Lamp, added: “We’re delighted that Andrew has chosen to support Lamp by taking on this challenge. We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people needing our mental health advocacy services in recent years, as well as the complexity of many of the cases. All donations that we receive really can make a difference to people struggling with mental health issues and help them to rebuild their lives.
“We wish Andrew the best of luck for the day and encourage people to support him through sponsorship or by giving him a wave if they see him on his travels.”