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Yorkshire vets raise awareness of mental health

Yorkshire vets raise awareness of mental health

Published at 12:05pm 22nd November 2016. (Updated at 3:48pm 22nd November 2016)

Vets in North Yorkshire are helping to raise money and awareness for a mental health charity.

Bishopton Veterinary Group has launched its new Farming Charity Calendar for 2017, after hundreds entered its competition to capture farming at its best.

All proceeds from the sale of the calendars are going to Mind, which has helped both clients and employees of the practice over the last year.

The calendar is the result of a Facebook photography competition, which attracted hundreds of photographs of farming across North Yorkshire.

The calendar is the brainchild of farm vet Dan King. 

He said: "It was incredibly hard to narrow down to the final shots, but we think they really show North Yorkshire farming at its best.

"We chose to support Mind, as it is an incredible cause that helps the one in four people in the UK that experience a mental health problem every year. The money raised will fund their vital work, including the Mind Infoline."

Charlotte Drake, Community Fundraiser for Mind, added: "This calendar focuses on the beauty of nature and taking five to appreciate its wonder and how it is captured in these photos is sure to make you smile.

"We want to thank Bishopton Veterinary Group for raising awareness and funds for our important work to ensuring everyone with a mental health problem gets the respect and support they deserve."

The calendars are available to buy at the Bishopton Veterinary Practices in Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Easingwold and York, priced at £10 each.

They are also stocked at Ripon Farm Services, Agricultural Supply Services in Ripon, J Todd & Son, Green’s Country Store, Mole Country Stores, Houseman Contractors and York Auction Centre.