A psychological well being marketing campaign in reminiscence of younger farmer Len Eadon, who took his personal life on New Yr’s Day 2022, is gearing up for the subsequent fundraising problem with a tractor run from John O’Groats to Land’s Finish.
Referred to as “Len’s Gentle”, the marketing campaign has already raised £90,000 for charity, and can see supporters participating in a nationwide tractor relay to focus on psychological well being in agriculture, and present that nobody ought to really feel alone in rural communities.
The lead tractor within the procession will carry Len’s Gentle, a front-mounted beacon, which will probably be unveiled on the Kenilworth Agricultural Present on 3 June.
Andy Eadon, Len’s father, stated: “Our purpose has all the time been to depart a legacy for Len, and we hope that Len’s Gentle will probably be greater than an unbelievable spectacle, however immediate a wider, ongoing dialog round psychological well being in agriculture and present that nobody needs to be alone or remoted.
“If we are able to cease one household going by means of what we did and are persevering with to undergo, then it can have been price it.
“The urge for food for change in any respect ranges, from educators to policymakers and folks working within the farming business, is obvious and we’re proud to be kicking off the subsequent part of our mission with our unbelievable companions and supporters at this yr’s Kenilworth Present.”
This yr’s present will even characteristic “Len’s Village”, the place farmers can discover out extra about psychological well being help in agriculture, join with others from the business, and participate in competitions resembling a sheep shearing contest, and pint ingesting and pie consuming challenges.