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Lamp appoints Liam Deacy as new Chief Operating Officer

Applying over a decade’s fundraising and charity sector expertise.

Mental health advocacy charity Lamp has appointed Liam Deacy as its new Chief Operating Officer.

The charity also recently hired a new Senior Community Advocate, Jane Hastings.

Lamp is an independent mental health charity founded in 1989. The charity provides free community mental health advocacy for people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as carer's advocacy for people in these areas.

a headshot of Liam Deacy wearing a grey waistcoat, white shirt and navy tie on a white background

Liam brings with him over a decade's worth of experience from previous charity, fundraising and business development roles. He will be responsible for leading Lamp's engagement, business relationships, events and fundraising operations.

Commenting on his new role, Liam said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be joining Lamp, Mental health advocacy plays such an important role in our community and can go unrecognised. By shedding more light on the role Lamp plays in navigating people through the complexities of mental health support and empowering individuals to rebuild their lives support base, I hope I can vastly increase the support for this life-changing work.”

He joins Lamp from Menphys, where he was Head of Fundraising & Marketing, and Head of Development for The Menphys Sports Club. Prior to that, he was Business Development Manager for Cross Productions Limited; and Fundraising and Communication Manager for Dorothy Goodman Academy.

Liam was also the Founder of the ‘Life Outside of Sport’ Podcast, where sports professionals talked openly about the challenges they face following retirement, including mental health challenges.

Richard Kotulecki, Lamp’s CEO added: “Liam brings vast expertise and experience from working across the public, private and charity sectors. We’re delighted to have secured him for this new role and are confident that he will help the charity to significantly grow awareness of the vital services that we deliver and increase our individual, community and corporate fundraising.”


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