Parents of a young farmer who tragically lost their son to suicide at the age of 22 have arrived in Cornwall after travelling more than 2,000 miles. 

Lynda and Andy Eadon launched ‘Len’s Light’ after the death of their son Len's suicide in October 2022.

The couple wants the campaign to raise awareness of the mental health issues that impact people in the farming and rural community.

Over the past month, the pair have driven a tractor from John O’Groats to stop off in 30 rural and agricultural communities along the way. This has also included a stop-off at Westminster to discuss their cause with the minister of agriculture.

Falmouth Packet: Len, 22 died by suicide in October 2022Len, 22 died by suicide in October 2022 (Image: Supplied)

Lynda and Andy have now arrived in Cornwall, where today they visited Truro Market. They will continue their journey to Marazion and then onto the final destination, Lands End where a presentation will be held at 11am tomorrow. 

During the relay, the tractor has been visiting livestock markets where Andy and Lynda hoped to talk to as many people as possible to reflect on issues of concern. At each market, they have been collecting previously delivered books titled ‘The Little, Big Book of Everyone,’ which have given people the opportunity to write a message or an experience they wish to share.

These books will be compiled to make one big book of hope and warmth, created in the rural community.

Falmouth Packet: Len's Light is raising money for charities including PAPYRUS Prevention of Young SuicideLen's Light is raising money for charities including PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide (Image: Supplied)

The couple hopes that encouraging conversations about mental health will help break down the stigma which is attached to suicide. Lynda said: “It is so important that everyone talks openly about how they are feeling and reaches out for help when needed.

“People need to be willing to really listen to these conversations and to pick up on any concerns.”

Money raised from the journey will go towards the national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.

To find out more about Len’s Light Relay, visit Len’s Light on Facebook.