The Len's Light tractor relay has succeeded in its mission of taking its beacon of hope right across the UK.
The relay has travelled across the country, starting in John O' Groats on June 20 and yesterday reaching Land's End.
It was set up by Lynda and Andy Eadon, the parents of Len Eadon, from Napton on the Hill in Warwickshire.
Len graduated from his Rural Enterprise and Land Management degree at Harper Adams in 2021 and was a well-liked member of the University community.
On January 1, 2022, Len took his own life, and in his memory, his parents have worked to raise funds for rural mental health charities and to ensure that people in farming communities feel they can talk about any issues they are facing.
The tractor relay has taken Andy and Lynda's message right across Great Britain with a tractor specially adapted to carry a beacon in memory of Len.
The aim of every single stop has been to raise awareness and ensure that no-one in the rural community feels isolated or alone.
Funds raised during the journey will be going to three charities – Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide, the Farming Community Network, and the Farm Safety Foundation’s Yellow Wellies campaign.
Along the way, the relay has called at farmers' markets, country fairs, at Harper Adams - and even journeyed onto Central London to take its message to the heart of Westminster.
Here are just a few of the many moments from the past month where Len's Light shone across Britain.
(2/3) Len's Light is in memory of Leonard Eadon, who unexpectedly took his life on New Year's Day in 2022.— National Farmers' Union (@NFUtweets) June 6, 2023
Andy & Lynda described him as a fantastic son who touched everyone's heart & an inspiration of love, life & warmth. They've since been championing mental health awareness. pic.twitter.com/w0kiSRKG1O
For anyone who has been affected by Len Eadon's story, help is available.— National Farmers' Union (@NFUtweets) June 6, 2023
Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year.
You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at email@example.com, or visit https://t.co/QesAVsvdHc to find your nearest branch.
After losing their son to suicide, Lynda and Andy Eadon have set up Len's Light campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues which includes a tractor run from John O'Groats to Land's End. Find out more here ?? https://t.co/RaAArsWYj9#MartsTheHeart #MTH23 #LensLight— Farmers Guardian (@FarmersGuardian) June 9, 2023
The parents of Len Eadon, a young farmer who took his life last year, were applauded at the launch of the Len's Light campaign.— PAPYRUS (@PAPYRUS_Charity) June 9, 2023
Lynda and Andy launched #LensLight to bring awareness to suicide prevention in rural communities.
Read the story here: https://t.co/kvURAuzFuk ?? pic.twitter.com/eZgyz0Ma4O
Our best wishes to Lynda & Andy Eadon setting off today from John O’Groats to Lands End in a John Deere tractor to drive home the powerful message in memory of their late son, Len - “no-one in the agricultural community should feel isolated or alone”. #KeepTalking 0808 1234 555 pic.twitter.com/J5EQQHdwpx— RSABI - supporting people in Scottish agriculture (@RSABI) June 20, 2023
Farmers Lynda and Andy Eadon drive the #batonofhope around Arthur’s Seat in #Edinburgh in memory of the Len the son they lost to suicide last year. These people are heroes who are brining the subject of suicide out of the shadows. #SuicidePrevention pic.twitter.com/jdW31rvoAO— BatonOfHopeUK (@BatonOfHopeUK) June 26, 2023
NEW PODCAST!???— Your Harrogate (@your_harrogate) June 29, 2023
Today, #LensLight tractor relay will pass through #Harrogate & #Knaresborough on their way to York.
In memory of Len Eadon & raising £££ for @PAPYRUS_Charity @FCNcharity @yellowwelliesuk ?? #ItsOKNotToBeOK #AnswerAsAPercent #mentalhealth https://t.co/r3n3fKv4s3
@FCNcharity, @yellowwelliesuk, and @PAPYRUS_Charity are all involved in Mental Health or Rural Community issues.— Arnold Thomson Ltd (@ATsolicitors) June 28, 2023
Len's Light has so far raised over £100,000 in honour of Len Eadon, who tragically lost his life at just 22 years old.https://t.co/T7dn88e9Ri
This afternoon, @Mark_Spencer got behind the wheel in the #LensLight Tractor Relay, driving awareness for mental health in farming and rural communities. ????— Defra UK (@DefraGovUK) July 6, 2023
Read more: https://t.co/6BQCE8NYsG pic.twitter.com/PwmHTHk5MA
Great to see Defra minister @Mark_Spencer welcoming the #LensLight???? tractor relay to Westminster – a truly important and humbling initiative from Andy and Lynda Eadon in memory of their son Len. https://t.co/5Ix7sDoEcP— Johann Tasker ???? (@johanntasker) July 8, 2023
An honour to meet Lynda and Andy Eadon on campus this morning as they call in to see us on their Len’s Light tour from John O’Groats to Land’d End. Their message is simple: nobody should feel alone in our industry. Please talk, share and reflect - as Len’s Light says. ?? pic.twitter.com/dzLp4GqjCQ— Terry Pickthall (@Tez_Pickthall) July 9, 2023
Great to welcome Lynda and Andy Eadon to Bala Mart today. They are travelling all across the UK as part of the Len's Light Tractor Relay which aims to shine a light on mental health.— NFU Cymru ?? (@NFUCymru) July 10, 2023
Here's our Dolgellau Group Secretary @MairAbertrinant with Andy Eadon. pic.twitter.com/da7lTTOeUP
Len’s Light is a legacy for Andy & Lynda's son, Len Eadon, who sadly took his own life on New Years Day 2022. It shines a light on positive mental health and working to prevent suicide within rural communities ??? pic.twitter.com/vh499d2L3q— Builth Wells YFC (@BuilthwellsYfc) July 12, 2023
It was honour to be here to greet Andy and Lynda in our home town, alongside representatives from @Brecknockyfc, @RadnorYFC and @WalesYFC as well as other various organisations from across Wales ??????????????@dpjfoundation @NFUCymru @NFYFC #lenslight #ListenTalkShareReflect pic.twitter.com/kl1sbfErbh— Builth Wells YFC (@BuilthwellsYfc) July 12, 2023
Andy & Lynda are going from John O’Groats - Lands End in their tractor with a specially crafted front box, literally lighting the way in memory of Len.— FarmED (@RealFarmED) July 12, 2023
Arriving at FarmED means they have covered +1600miles & still have more to go ??. Tonight they are at Thame Market &…
FarmED will be running a course soon with the @FCNcharity. Please keep an eye on our social media to learn more.— FarmED (@RealFarmED) July 12, 2023
4/4#lenslight #lightingtheway #backbritishfarming #lenslighttractorrelay #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #backbritishfarmers #farmersmentalhealth #ukagri pic.twitter.com/zBat9VqGI1
Head over to the Cattle Market to see Len's Light tractor before it heads off on the next leg of its incredible journey! The tractor is travelling from John O’Groats to Land’s End raising awareness for mental health. TTC wish Andy and Lynda Eadon all the success on their journey! pic.twitter.com/nYuYcXvOhA— Thame Town Council (@ThameTC) July 12, 2023
Len’s Light Relay ???— Becca and Lizzie (@BeccaandLizzie) July 17, 2023
In our special episode last week, we caught up with Minister @Mark_Spencer to find out more about Len’s Light and the importance of mental well-being ??
Listen to the full episode now!https://t.co/2c4NvkrqLl
Thanks to @aplanrural @DefraGovUK pic.twitter.com/SzOS5fp4BZ
‘Len’s Light’ arrives at St Michael’s Mount, 3:30pm Wednesday 19 July.— St Michael's Mount (@ntmichaelsmount) July 18, 2023
A tractor has set off on a 2,000-mile journey from John O’ Groats to Land’s End as part of the ‘Len’s Light’ campaign, launched to shed light on mental health struggles within rural communities. pic.twitter.com/CXaTL6TlvD
Everyone at Farol would like to congratulate Andy & Lynda on a successful Tractor Relay for Lens Light from John O'Groats to Lands End ?? in honour of their son, Leonard Eadon. Raising awareness for mental health in rural communities. Find out more at:— Farol Agricultural (@FarolLtd) July 20, 2023
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Congratulations to Lynda and Andy Eadon, who as part of the #LensLight campaign arrived at their destination of Land's End yesterday. The outpouring of support from the farming community has been incredible. Thank you for supporting FCN, @yellowwelliesuk & @PAPYRUS_Charity. pic.twitter.com/7WQTwprZee— The Farming Community Network (@FCNcharity) July 21, 2023