Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) has launched its major Lamp 5k fundraising campaign for 2022. This year’s Lamp 5k has a ‘Trip to the Moon’ theme and will take place from 9 to 15 May 2022, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

How can you get involved? With the Trip to the Moon challenge, Lamp is encouraging  people to take part in a 5k or more physical activity such as walking, running, cycling, or roller-skating, to collectively reach 384,400km, the distance from the Earth to the moon, and raise money for each km covered, aiming for a total of £38,440. Participants can take on  any activity they like including swimming, rowing, walking the dog, competing in a triathlon or even completing an activity in fancy dress during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Lamp’s inaugural 5k initiative in 2021 raised over £8,000 to support the charity’s service users and carers with mental health advocacy throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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 [email protected] or sign up to LAMP’s newsletter at to get regular updates.