This June and July, FCN Volunteers across all of England and Wales will have the opportunity to give their support to Len’s Light Tractor Relay.
The Relay has been organised by farmers Andy and Lynda Eadon who tragically lost their son Len to suicide, and is part of a national mental health awareness campaign, Len’s Light.
The Relay begins on 20th June in John O’ Groats, from where Andy will drive a tractor over 2000 miles through Great Britain (including a stop in Westminster), arriving at Land’s End on 20th July. The tractor will feature a specially crafted front box, which will literally light the way.
Along the length of the epic journey the tractor will visit livestock markets, agricultural shows and machinery depots, and Andy and Lynda would like to meet and talk to as many people as possible to reflect on issues of concern. Some of these ‘Meet & Greet’ occasions will even take place as Family Fun Days, BBQs etc.
Please note: some of the above dates and venues have now changed. You can download an updated list of visits in the South West of England here:
FCN is honoured to be one of the 3 charity beneficiaries of the Relay, and it would be great if we could offer some support where possible. If you’re close to the route and you have the time, do go along and meet the Eadon’s and their team. Take a friend or neighbour and start a conversation about the importance of good mental health in agricultural and rural communities. If you can’t attend, just spread the word as far as possible!
Download the full route including dates and destinations below:
You can also support Len’s Light by joining in with and sharing These Old Boots – designed to encourage young people to engage with the Len’s Light Campaign.
You can see exactly what These Old Boots involves by downloading these graphics. You can print them out, share them on your social media channels or email them to friends.
We wish Andy and Lynda lots of luck and send our best wishes as they continue their important mission to keep rural mental health in the spotlight.