By Charlie Ramshall
The climax of a Leicester charity’s mental health awareness week will be a pub walk this Sunday which it hopes will be a big success.
The pub walk organised by Leicester-based social media account Cool as Leicester, is there for people to realise the importance of physical activities as well as socialising and meeting new people.
The city’s mental health charity Lamp is running its annual mental health awareness campaign.
It began on Monday(MAY15), and will continue until Sunday, when the pub walk will start at 11.30am from the Cradock Arms, in Knighton Road.
A whole host of events have been happening during the week, on Monday there was a curry night which took place at Cuisine of India in Kelmarsh Avenue.
Simon Gribbon, from Lamp, said: “It was a great night which we completely sold out.”
They also had a business event last night(WED,MAY17) which had people doing laps around Braunstone Park, plus there will be an Outdoor Pursuit event tomorrow (FRIMAY19).
The theme of this year’s Lamp 5k campaign is climbing mountains for mental health.
Lamp encourages those taking part in the 5k challenge to get sponsorship for each mountain overcome so that they can collectively raise £29,000 – which Lamp has said “is the height of Mount Everest”.
Lamp chief executive Richard Kotulecki said: “We’re encouraging people to take time to climb their own mountain and overcome their own mental obstacles during the week.”
To take part in each event, donate to Lamp directly. Lamp is in partnership with The Big Give which will match any donation made.
The Big Give is a non-profit, charitable website that match donations made to charities.
For more information on The Big Give click this link: www.donate.biggive.org and for more information on Lamp’s events click this link: www.lampadvocacy.co.uk/lamp5k