Each year at Torr Waterfield we choose a charity, local or national, to represent and raise money for. Previous charities we have supported are The Epilepsy Society, Bamboozle Theatre Company, Keep The Beat and many more.
This year we have chosen L.A.M.P. (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Projects). LAMP works to support those in mental distress in our community. Mental health is often stigmatised within society and as a consequence under-funding for mental health charities is a constant issue. Their advocates support and protect the rights of vulnerable people in mental distress who are often unable to voice their needs and concerns, explain their rights and protect these rights.
Over the course of the next year we will raise money through a variety of activities such as dress down days, staff cake sales and planned events.
On the 10th May we held our annual Torr Waterfield Karting Cup where 12 teams competed in a two hour endurance race. The evening was packed with some memorable moments resulting in £1200 being raised for L.A.M.P
September is when we have our ‘Walking challenge’ where staff, friends and family take part in an organised walk. This year will see us spend two days walking 45 miles of mixed terrain around Lake Windermere.
If you would like to learn more about L.A.M.P.’s services please visit their website http://www.lampdirect.org.uk/
Hollie Crown, Office Manager