Royal Norfolk Show Charities for 2017

Each year the RNAA enables a number of charities to be promoted at the Royal Norfolk Show. This year we are really pleased to announce that YANA (You Are Not Alone) has been chosen as the President’s charity and that the Hamlet Charity and Break will also be supported at the Show.

RNAA President, The Very Rev’d Jane Hedges said that her chosen charity for the year would be farming’s mental health charity YANA (You Are Not Alone), adding: “It’s an opportunity to highlight their work, and it is about mental wellbeing and being a part of communities that support each other.”

Here are the details of this year’s supported charities:

YANA: Help for those in farming who may be affected by stress and depression 

Farming is usually a good way of life but it is a demanding and stressful occupation. So it’s not surprising that many people involved with agriculture can feel isolated, depressed or unable to cope as well as normal. 1 in 5 people in the UK will experience a problem with depression so it is important to know that help is at hand.

If you are involved with agriculture or farming in any way, and are feeling low or if you are worried about a member of your family, a colleague or a friend, YANA can help. Remember, you don’t have to struggle by yourself – good help is available. Please call the YANA help line on 0300 323 0400.

The only requirement is that applicants must be involved in farming in its broadest sense (e.g. farmer, farming family members, all farm staff, contractors, agricultural merchant, members of Young Farmers, etc.)

The Hamlet Charity

From point of diagnosis to 29 years and beyond, the Hamlet Charity provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and adults with profound disabilities and complex health needs.

The charity supports and enriches the lives of families, children and adults at two locations in Norwich. Established in 1972 by Jack and Margaret Wymer, the charity has evolved from its beginnings as a Toy Library into a charity offering a range of services for children and adults from birth.


Break’s core business is the provision of children’s homes for Looked After Children in their home Local Authority. Break has six mainstream children’s homes in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and a Therapeutic Fostering Service offering single placements to traumatised young people.

In addition to the mainstream homes, Break has a children’s home for young people with profound learning and physical disabilities and two short-break schemes for children with disabilities.

Break also provides a range of assessment and support services to children at risk through a Residential Family Centre in Lowestoft and a range of community-based services, including assessment work, across East Anglia. Families’ House, based in Norwich, provides support and guidance to separating parents, ensuring that the children’s needs remain paramount.