A free music festival is taking place in Loughborough to raise funds for mental health services in the area.
The Rock on Wood live music festival is returning to the town’s White Hart Pub this summer, from July 21-23, bringing together some of the best local bands from around the town.
The free music festival will for the second year running, raise funds for Leicestershire-based mental health charity, Lamp.
Last year £850 was raised as a result of the event, which is organised entirely by volunteers and some of the staff from Lamp will be at this year’s festival so attending music lovers can find out more about the charity and the work in does to support people with mental health issues.
Bands showcasing their talents at the festival this year include Union State Hands, Heather McDowall, Baker & Crane, Talking With Ghosts, Dreadnought and F’uke Fighters.
Tom Lakesman, Rock On Wood organiser, said: “Mental health issues affect so many individuals in our community, and we want to support Lamp’s efforts to provide vital services that help people manage their conditions and improve their quality of life. By supporting Lamp, we hope to raise awareness about mental health and encourage our community to come together in support of those who may be struggling.”
Matt Barton, Corporate and Community Engagement Manager for Lamp, added: “This event is a great weekend for all fans of live music – and it’s free! We will be asking for donations and hope that people learn more about Lamp and spread the word about our advocacy work. Lamp empowers people to speak up and access the right mental health support. We hope that this event empowers people to have those important conversations amongst friends and family, and encourages everyone to speak up and reach out when struggling.”
If you would like to know more, or would like to volunteer at the Rock On Wood event this year, contact Tom Lakesman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Lamp, which provides independent community mental health advocacy to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, visit: https://www.lampadvocacy.co.uk/