If you’ve been out and about in the UK countryside in recent weeks, you may have noticed another splash of pink colour in aid of Breast Cancer Now – pink silage bales!
Thursday 16 July 2015      Guest blog
Pink hay bales supporting Breast Cancer Now - photo credit Gary Holpin

Photo credit: Gary Holpin

Breast Cancer Now has been going back to nature this summer. First, with Ruth Willmott’s award-winning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, then with the launch of the Time to Live rose by TV and radio presenter Nicki Chapman in June.

If you’ve been out and about in the UK countryside in recent weeks, you may have noticed another splash of pink colour in aid of Breast Cancer Now – pink silage bales! Cambridgeshire-based company Volac launched a special pink edition of its Topwrap bale wrap this year, which benefits Breast Cancer Now with a donation made for every roll sold.

Jeannie Everington from Volac, said:

“Since many women work within agriculture, we wanted to raise awareness of breast cancer in the countryside and what better way to visualise it than with pink bales in the fields?”

Indeed, the pink wrap has been so popular with farmers that supplies have already sold out in most stockists. Any farmers unable to purchase pink wrap can still support Breast Cancer Now by emailing Volac for pink stickers to use on traditional black and green bales.

The photo above was taken by Gary Holpin at New House farm in South Gloucestershire.

For more information

  • To get hold of some stickers, email forage@volac.com, who will send out some out in return for a donation.