A 130-mile egg and spoon relay led by the NFU has raised more than £6,000 for the rural mental health charity YANA (You Are Not Alone).
The relay was in memory of Norfolk farmer Patrick Joice, who suffered from depression after being diagnosed with a rare cancer which claimed his life in 2019. Throughout his illness, Mr Joice campaigned to raise awareness around mental health.
More than 30 people carried the egg and spoon relay from Norfolk to Warwickshire, where it was carried over the finish line by Patrick’s family at last month’s Pig and Poultry Fair.
NFU poultry board chairman James Mottershead took part in the relay. He said: “This event was a fantastic way to show our support for charities like YANA and honour Patrick’s legacy.
“There are so many people who rely on charities like YANA to help support their mental health and every penny raised through this event will help YANA continue this vital work in rural communities.
“I also hope this fundraiser helps
to continue Patrick’s legacy in opening up the conversation around mental health and shows anyone who may be struggling in silence that help is out there.”