LRS' Charity of the Year
For 2017/2018 our Charity of the Year is the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.
The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust has been set up to: break the 'silence' on SADS, create a new generation of young life savers and inspire young people.
The Trust was set up after the tragic loss of Joe Humphries who died while out jogging with his friend in October 2012
LRS will support the trust by raising valuable funds to help them deliver their aims
- Promote education and training for young people and those who live and work with young people, into how to react to unexpected life threatening situations.
- Promote research into, and awareness of, sudden unexpected death in young people.
- Inspire young people to fulfil their potential and develop their talents
Check back soon for further fundraising updates.
- To kick start our team fundraising, the LRS team held a bake sale as part of Mental Health Awareness Week raising £121.
- We raised money as part of #ChristmasJumperDay #XmasJumper Day - see our photo below!
2016/17 Charity of the Year
We raised £710 for Leicestershire Action for Mental Health (LAMP)
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.
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