Who will be the ‘fastest in the West’ and pedal to a medal? Find out at Pembrokeshire County Show, as The DPJ Foundation sets a course to champion well-being in the community.
The DPJ Foundation, a charity supporting those in agriculture with poor mental health will be attending this year’s Pembrokeshire County Show 16th & 17th August, with a unique activity to raise awareness of their support.
The charity, founded in Pembrokeshire in 2016, also marks the 5 year anniversary this year of their 24/7 confidential helpline ‘Share The Load’. However, this week the charity will now be marking a different kind of start line, this time at the Pembrokeshire County Show for a ‘ride-on tractor’ course, where competitors will pedal their way around obstacles in the fastest time to win.
This one of a kind piece of action at the Pembrokeshire County Show has been created by
The DPJ Foundation’s Charity Founder Emma O’Sullivan. Emma set up the charity after losing her husband Daniel Picton-Jones to suicide, to support the mental health of those in the farming sector, providing them with the help that Daniel didn’t know how to get.
Today Emma has created ‘fastest in the West’ for families in the farming community to engage in some fun and switch off from the challenging times surrounding agriculture at present. Whilst many farmers and locals working in the agricultural community will already be attending the show to highlight their hard work, perhaps with showing cattle or their local produce, many will also be attending for their well-being and enjoyment. Emma is proud to attend the show each year and raise awareness of the Foundation’s services, available 24/7 all year round, so nobody in agriculture feels alone. It’s especially important that the community is aware of the ‘Share The Load’ helpline when show season is over, and many in the area may go back to isolating work.
You can find The DPJ Foundation at their show stand B63, situated between Riverlea and Marubeni Komatsu, with a chance to race a ‘wild wagon’ around the ‘fastest in the West’ course. The ride-on tractors have all been kindly donated from supporting dealerships and contractors in the local area Stiles & Son Agri, Evans Agricultural Contracting, TAG Narberth and Tim Lewis Agri Services, to whom the charity are extremely grateful.
Not only will there be an opportunity to champion well-being at The DPJ Foundation stand but there will also be space to enjoy a tea or coffee and have a chat with some of the Foundation’s Regional Champions. Volunteers from the Pembrokeshire area are excited to raise awareness around poor mental health and highlight the services and support available from The DPJ Foundation across Wales. They can also help anyone who needs it to make a call to the Share the Load helpline where a specially trained volunteer will be able to help.
Not able to visit the show? You can visit The DPJ Foundation website: www.thedpjfoundation.co.uk