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The Naked Farmer Cricket Day

5 team members

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Team story

[p]In March 2018 I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Our world came crashing down but there was worse to come. In November I was subsequently diagnosed with severe depression. Initially I ignored it, I didn't believe in depression and thought folks just needed a kick up the backside which then included myself. By December thanks to my amazing Wife, Zanna, who literally dragged me to the doctor, I not only accepted that I needed help but also began to see how wide spread the problem is in society. A close friend who realised what we were going through rang YANA, who subsequently called my Wife and then myself. We are now confidentially seeing individual YANA councillors which is really helping. [/p][p]Now seeing how widespread the problem is in Agriculture and just how many put a mask on everyday, I want to help raise awareness not only of Mental Health but also the great work that YANA does and in the process raise money to help them undertake their amazing work.[/p][p]Wonderful friends of ours came up with the suggestion of organising a charity cricket day. It’s such a wonderful way to get the support of the farming community whilst doing something that we enjoy. Thank you so much Chris and Lucy McKay and Billy and Sara Fordham for your amazing support and getting behind this amazing cause and doing something to make a real difference.[/p][p][b]The Objectives of The Naked Farmer Cricket Day:[/b][/p][p]1 - Raise the awareness of Mental Health in Agriculture.[/p][p]2 - Raise awareness of YANA.[/p][p]3 - Raise some serious funds for YANA.[/p][p]4 - Have some fun in the process.[/p][p][b]Sponsors will have the opportunity to advertise at Brisley Cricket Club on the day , 22nd June 2019, via banner or other chosen medium.[/b][/p][p][b]Successes to date:[/b][/p][p]YANA have seen an increase in calls since the Eastern Daily Press & Poultry Business articles.[/p][p]TW Page Limited - a supplier to the farm - off the back of the EDP article have committed to the YANA details being added to their emails and on their van signage.[/p][p][b]See also:[/b][/p][p]https://www.yanahelp.org/[/p][p]https://www.edp24.co.uk/business/farming/norfolk-farmer-battles-cancer-and-depression-1-5951964[/p][p]http://www.poultrynews.co.uk/news/the-naked-truth.html[/p][p]https://mobile.twitter.com/UphouseFarm[/p][p]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/47888402/farmers-struggling-with-mental-health[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

22 Jun 2019



Sep 20, 2019


For you Paddy and a wonderful cause, from a fellow HND Ag student at WAC '91 - '94. Rest in peace matey.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2019

T H Scott and Son

Super effort Patrick. Making a difference whilst having fun. Best wishes from everyone in the Scott Family.


Jul 25, 2019


Making a difference is something very few of us put ourselves out to achieve.


Jul 10, 2019

Paul Haynes

A fantastic effort by Patrick and Zanna, apologies if late to the party but catching up with podcasts while on holiday! If naked, where did the Aussies hide the sand paper 😎 a great effort and let’s hope that they find the cure!!!!

Jun 29, 2019

Sue Jones

Congrats on your awesome Cricket day and what you have achieved with promoting mental health for the farming community. It is truly inspiring how you have made such a positive impact on mental health whilst still fighting your own battle. Love The Jones'


Jun 29, 2019


£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2019

Salle Farms Co

All the best, from everyone at Salle Farms


Jun 24, 2019


Sorry, we didn't manage to get to the match but wanted to make a donation to your inspirational work. Thanks Gavin and Jane Lane

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019

Joel Garner

Hope you have a wonderful day playing cricket and eating and drinking....hard to beat that! Also hope you raise loads of money for this very important cause. Sorry we can’t be there to celebrate with you all. Best wishes Joel

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019

John Grange

Well done Patrick, hope the day is a great success

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Patrick Joice

Patrick Joice

Chris McKay

Chris McKay

Billy Fordham

Billy Fordham

Zanna Joice

Zanna Joice

Lucy McKay

Lucy McKay