LRS' Charity of the Year
For 2016/2017 Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's (LRS) Charity of the Year is Leicestershire Action for Mental Health (LAMP)
Throughout 2016/17 LRS will be supporting LAMP as our dedicated Charity of the Year and will be organising various fundraising events to raise valuable funds towards LAMP services.
This page provides information on our fundraising activities to date and more information on what's coming up!
As a registered and highly respected charity, LAMP has been working for more than 15 years to support the needs and rights of people using mental health services and the needs and rights of their carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
They are a very small charity, with very limited funding but their services already touch and enhance the lives of hundreds of people in desperate need of advice and support each year. LAMP provide a range of Advocacy services for people managing poor mental health, their carers' and peers to help ensure people are getting the most out of their treatment and ultimately their health.
- The LRS Team and Partners took part in a Euro 2016 Prediction Competition; predicting the outcomes and England's route (which was short lived!) through the competition! Over £30 was raised for LAMP.
- The Netball in the City Charity Event raised £80 for LAMP. The ladies came in fancy dress and played Netball in the dark with ultraviolet paint and clothes!
2015/16 Charity of the Year
We raised £2,249.74 for our 2015/16 Charity of the Year LOROS!
LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They provide free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers.
LOROS is close to Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's heart, as they supported former colleague Monica Gibbs and her family.
Monica Gibbs, our Marketing & Communications lead, passed away peacefully on Thursday 2nd September 2010. Monica was 42 years old, and leaves behind her husband Andy, son Liam and daughter Ellen.
Monica worked with great passion and commitment to develop sport and physical activity across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Monica was such a friendly, caring and vibrant colleague and friend; Monica is missed by us all very deeply.
In memory of Monica Gibbs, dear friend and colleague ~ 1968—2010