Hollingsworths, a leicester based firm of solicitors organised a sleepout to raise funds for The Y and LAMP on Friday 5th October 2018. This was just a few days before World Homelessness Day and World Mental Health Day (Both on the 10th of October). This was a particularly poignant activity to organise and undertake. The Y is Leicester’s leading youth homelessness charity and LAMP are advocates in Leicestershire and Rutland for those affected by mental health issues.
Several members of the Hollingworths team took on the challenge and as a business they managed to raise OVER £3000 to be donated equally between The Y and Lamp. We are very grateful to Hollingsworths for their support as a chosen charity of the year and this incredible effort towards our Challenge 135 campaign in our 135th year.
They were featured on BBC Radio Leicester and ITV Central News raising awareness of the challenge and both causes.
Our CEO, Paul Brown and the Chair of our board of trustees, Kathryn Hamylton also took part and raised over £1000 between them. It’s worth noting how extremely proud we are of them both, especially since Kathryn is over 70 years old (I know she won’t mind us sharing that). Such an incredible effort from all who were involved.