Helping Lamp shine the spotlight on mental health

Drawing on Sandstar’s support, the Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) is running its month-long flagship 5k fundraiser to raise awareness of mental health advocacy and gather support for its mission.

Lamp’s 5k campaign draws on the benefits of physical activity, which have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing.

This year’s fundraiser, the Trip to the Moon 5k challenge, was launched on 9 May 2022 at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, at the National Space Centre where a local author took on a 5km challenge to walk barefoot from the Rocket Tower and around the adjacent area. The launch secured substantial media coverage with various broadcasts on TV and radio throughout the day, along with many online articles.

There is still time to support Lamp’s bid to reach this year’s target of £38,400. To see how you can take part in Lamp’s 2022 5k Trip to the Moon challenge, visit, log your 5km and download a fundraising pack. If you would like to sponsor, fundraise or get involved in other ways, please contact the charity at or sign up to LAMP’s newsletter at to get regular updates.