Leicestershire author, Stewart Bint, will be raising funds for local mental health charity, Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project), by completing three 5km walks barefooted during Mental Health Awareness Week from 9-15 May.
Stewart will face the added challenge of not knowing the full routes of his walks. The challenges are part of Stewart’s contribution to Lamp’s Trip to the Moon 5k fundraiser, promoting the positive effects of physical exercise on mental health.
He will commence his first challenge at 9am on Monday 9May 2022, walking barefoot from the Rocket Tower at the National Space Centre along a route that will take him down the adjacent canal path. People can sponsor Stewart here.
Stewart’s walk will mark the official launch of the Lamp 5k event and he is calling for others to join him in completing two more 5km routes the following Wednesday and Saturday to cover: University of Leicester Botanic Gardens and Clarendon Park to Everards Meadow with the team from Cool as Leicester on Saturday 14 May – click here to book with a suggested £5 donation to Lamp.
Lamp is encouraging everyone 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 kilometre covered, aiming for a total of £38,440. The funds will go towards supporting the charity’s services.