With the show season almost over, we look back on the highlights, as we remember them.

We get so busy that we forget to stop and reflect, so here we share our reflections with you.

Wind, Parades & Treats

Our guess the number of potatoes in the sack went down a treat at a busy South Suffolk Show.

The first appearance of our ‘You Tree’ magnetic board was made at the Suffolk Show, making an impression on people of all ages. Oh, and we can’t forget the treats from the Two Magpies Bakery.

Being a part of the Essex Young Farmers Show was an all round great day, we met the Bishop of Colchester, the Rt Revd Roger Morris and more of the team that keep everything going at Essex Young Farmers. The vintage tractors are always admired, however the Monster Trucks put on a great show.

Two of our volunteers joined 600 other volunteers in the Community Champion parade at the Royal Norfolk Show, as we, along with many others, celebrated the wonderful work volunteers in Norfolk do. So many wonderful tastes, sounds, and sights were enjoyed over the two days.

At the Tendring Show we entered the grand ring to share insights into our work and mental health in agriculture. We were delighted to host His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst on our stand and the local strawberries provided a perfect lunchtime snack.

The Wayland Show tested us and our gazebo, with strong winds and just a ‘little’ rain. We survived the elements to see the sun shining and the many visitors that turned out. Here we enjoyed talking to lots of people. Hearing your stories and experiences is always a privilege and helps to know what’s working well and not so well.

Our Thanks

Attending these shows wouldn’t be possible without the help of our YANA Connectors. They give their time to help ensure:

  • more people can talk and be listened to
  • more people can know that help is available
  • anyone that visits our stand or sees us at an event receives a warm welcome

If you didn’t see us this year, look out for us next year as we pop up at a range of shows in 2024.