Lamp wins £1,000 Movement for Good award for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, thanks to nominations from the public. The Lamp mental health charity is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1 million to charities this summer.
Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. Over 13,000 charities were nominated by more than 210,000 members of the public.
Shaun Johnson, Chair of the Lamp Board of Trustees said:
“We would like to thank Ecclesiastical Insurance Group for its Movement for Good initiative and for this award, which will help us to extend our local services at such an important time for those coping with mental health issues as a result of the lockdown. We would particularly like to thank all of those kind supporters, including our loyal and proactive Business Club members, who took the time to nominate Lamp as one of the chosen charities. Your support is vital to us.”
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, says:
“We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesiastical, the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK, is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
Owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust, Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, heritage, fine art, charities, education, real estate, schemes and private client sectors
Ecclesiastical is one of the UK’s top corporate donors to charity. It has donated over £99m to charity since 2016 and is aiming to reach its target of giving more than £100m by the end of 2021. Find out more at www.ecclesiastical.com/about-us
About the Movement for Good awards:
Ecclesiastical’s £1million giving programme, the Movement for Good awards, will help charities change lives for the better. Phase one will see 500 charities receive £1,000 while the other £500,000 will be given away later this summer. 30 charities will be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £10,000 to be put towards the advancement of heritage and arts, education, rural and community, climate, human rights and equality. Out of the 30 successful charities, two charities will receive an additional £50,000 each and one charity will receive an additional £100,000 award
The £1,000 awards launch on Monday 24 May and is open to all UK-registered charities. From 24 May to 13 June anyone can nominate a registered charity for the chance to receive one of 500 £1,000 awards. The winners will be announced between 21 June and 2 July. For more information visit www.movementforgood.com