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    "We may be isolated, but we're still together" - Len's Light shines across Britain

    21 July 2023

    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.












    Read more about what the Minister had to say in this release from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs here.




    Professor Ken Sloan, Lynda and Andy Eadon, and Joana da Silva with the Len's Light tractor.


    Read more about the Len's Light visit to Harper Adams here.













     See even more from the Len's Light journey on  Facebook here – and donate towards the Len’s Light fundraising campaign here.




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