Team Lamp completes 2023 A-Z Parkrun challenge
Team Lamp will run the 26th and final race in its A-Z Parkrun fundraiser for Lamp on 18 November 2023.
Team Lamp comprises of Lamp Business Club members, Greg Hollingsworth and Pete Martin, along with former Lamp trustee, Dave Green. The team will be taking on the Zuiderpark Parkrun in the Netherlands to complete their 2023 fundraising challenge and raise over £10,000 for Lamp.
The challenge has seen Dave (a retired Service Delivery Manager), Greg (Director of Hollingsworths Solicitors) and Pete (who runs Pete Martin Photography), take on the challenge of completing 26 Parkruns (each Parkrun is a 5km event) across 26 different UK and international locations throughout 2023. Each parkrun has corresponded to letters of the alphabet with the first parkrun from Ashbourne (A) in Derbyshire to the latest in Zuiderpark (Z) in the Netherlands.
You can still donate and help Team Lamp meet its goal of £10,000 by visiting www.justgiving.com/page/parkrunAtoZin23
Greg, a Lamp Ambassador, said:
“We wanted to raise vital funds to help Lamp with their amazing work across Leicestershire and Rutland. We have been part of the Lamp 5k for the last three years, and we wanted to do something for Lamp that raised money but also promoted good mental health! On our travels, we have spread the word about Lamp’s work and had donations from complete strangers who we have met on the way.”
Richard Kotulecki, Lamp’s CEO added:
“We’re so proud of the efforts of Greg, Pete and Dave throughout the year. Not only taking on and completing this amazing challenge and raising much-needed funds in the process, but for all of the great work that they’ve done in raising awareness of the charity and the importance of mental health support.”
Team Lamp were a finalist in the ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ category at the annual Leicestershire Community Champion Awards, run by the Furnley House Foundation in November 2023.