North Wales farmer Gareth Wyn Jones has been appointed as an ambassador for the Farming Community Network (FCN) charity.
Mr Wyn Jones, who farms in Llanfairfechan, will help raise awareness of FCN in Wales and the support it can provide farming families.
Each year, the charity helps about 6,000 people deal with issues including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes.
The farmer is a passionate advocate for UK agriculture and has a large following on social media, which he uses to talk about the industry and support other farmers.
“I believe strongly that farmers have always been under constant pressure, ranging from agricultural policies and climate change to producing affordable food in an environmentally friendly way.
“I am proud to be an ambassador to help raise awareness of the support FCN provides in all aspects of farming life,” Mr Wyn Jones said.
More than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, the ideal time to address the well-being of farmers. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay #WSPD #bethelight #WSPD2021@FCNcharity @dpjfoundation @yellowwelliesukhttps://t.co/NxaCf2Clsd
— Gareth Wyn Jones (@1GarethWynJones) September 10, 2021
Farming Community Network
FCN is a charity that supports farmers and farming families through difficult times.
Helpline: 03000 111 999
Alex Phillimore, marketing and communications manager at FCN, said: “We’re delighted to have Gareth on board as an FCN ambassador.
“He is a true champion for farmers in Wales and beyond, and his support will help us to reach a wider number of farming families who may be able to benefit from our support.”
Mr Wyn Jones joins Lincolnshire farmer Charles Anyan, former Young Farmers’ Clubs chief Claire Worden and Tim Bowie from the Orcid Partnership as the ambassadors for FCN.