Our support for the DPJ Foundation
The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 in Pembrokeshire following the death of Daniel Picton-Jones. The DPJ Foundation aims to support those in the agricultural sector suffering from poor mental health. Daniel’s mental health problems went undiagnosed and unseen by many. Daniel was an agricultural contractor, he was part of a sector with the highest suicide rate. His widow Emma decided to set up the foundation to support the mental health of those in the farming sector for those who feel just as Daniel did, providing them with the support that he didn’t know how to get.
The mental health farming charity has grown and covers the whole of Wales with all areas of support. The DPJ Foundation works with leading organisations in agriculture including National Farmers' Union Cymru, Farmers' Union of Wales, Young Farmers Clubs, vets and Welsh Government to help provide an accessible and flexible service.
The Caernarvonshire and Anglesey Motor Club is very pleased to be able to support the DPJ Foundation. The club has been active in Gwynedd and Ynys Môn for over 85 years and has enjoyed a good relationship with farmers in the region during that time. Many of them have supported the club by allowing events to be held on their land.
The C&A Motor Club has been able to donate a total of £550 to the DPJ Foundation. The money was raised through donations from competitors on the 2021 Cefni Garage Trac Môn Targa Rally, plus donations from the public in return for passenger rides at the 2022 Anglesey Vintage Rally.
Our photo shows (from left to right), club chairman Huw Gwyn Jones, and committee members Deio Hughes and Dion Bee.