IN 2017 farmers, contractors and merchants can again help fund breast cancer research and increase awareness of the condition by using pink big bale wrap from Volac.
This past year the nationwide campaign generated an amazing £26,624.40 for the charity Breast Cancer Now, more than double the 2015 donation.
Commenting Volac NI business manager Alistair Sampson paid a warm tribute to the local farming community, their suppliers, contractors and the media for their support.
“Pink bales popped up in all arts and parts raising money for research and reminding busy mothers, wives and daughters to take time to take care of their own health.
“Such was the level of support for this pink bale campaign that Volac are delighted to again back Breast Cancer Now in 2017.
“This charity helps fund work at over 30 research centres, including Queen’s University Belfast where three projects supported by Breast Cancer Now are led by Dr Niamh Buckley and Dr Paul Mullan.”
Money is donated to the campaign from each roll of pink Topwrap film farmers purchase – with contributions coming from Volac, film manufacturer Trioplast and agricultural merchants.
Special bright pink stickers are available for farmers choosing to make green or black bales, but who want to donate and demonstrate their support.
For details of more than 100 projects supported at 30 UK and RoI research centres browse www.breastcancernow.org.