Woolly hats of their lots of have been gifted to farmers throughout England and Wales as a part of a Farming Neighborhood Community (FCN) psychological well being marketing campaign concentrating on rural communities.
Knitted by volunteers in partnership with British Wool, the hats are a key a part of the “Wool and Wellness” marketing campaign, a reminder of the significance of psychological well being in farming.
They characteristic a stitched-in label with the FCN helpline quantity – 03000 111 999 – in order that assist is rarely far-off for farmers who may have to speak to somebody who understands the trade’s distinctive pressures.
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Linda Jones, nationwide supervisor at FCN Cymru, stated: “The Wool and Wellness marketing campaign has been properly obtained by individuals in rural communities in Wales and England.
“It permits individuals to utilise a terrific pure product – wool – in a supportive method, knitting hats that may maintain us all heat throughout chilly climate, while additionally guaranteeing the FCN contact particulars are shut at hand.
“We need to remind everybody that they’re a part of a supportive neighborhood, and that there’s assist at hand from our charity ought to individuals want to talk with somebody in confidence.”
One FCN supporter, Carolyn Dyche, organised a “Knit and Natter” group which has thus far knitted greater than 60 hats for the marketing campaign. Carolyn stated: “We hope that in receiving our hats, farmers will know that we care about them, take into consideration them, and that they aren’t alone.”
Every year, FCN gives help to about 6,000 individuals from farming and rural communities.
Contact: Farming Neighborhood Community, 03000 111 999