MP ‘walks out of darkness’ to raise £2450 for young people

MAP Patron and North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has raised £2,450 to help young people in Norfolk get the mental health support they need.

The MP, who is a keen campaigner for better provision of mental health services, recently took part in a 10-mile sponsored walk around London’s landmarks including the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the Shard.  The event called ‘Walking out of Darkness’ aims to raise awareness of mental ill health and to end the stigma around it, as well as providing funds for charities working in the fields of mental health.

Handing over the cheque to MAP’s Therapeutic Services Manager Tonia Mihill, Norman lamb said, “A heartfelt thanks to everyone who sponsored me so generously.  MAP is a fantastic organisation doing vital work for young people in Norfolk – meeting an ever growing need.  I was very keen to raise funds to support their work”

Dan Mobbs, CEO of MAP praised Norman’s efforts saying, “We really appreciate how willing Norman is to support our work in this way, enabling young people to access expert help early on and preventing unnecessary distress and crisis.”