Hay bales put fund-raisers in the pink

Charlotte Woodcock, founder of 15 in 15, and Silvermoor managing director Ralph Thompson.
Charlotte Woodcock, founder of 15 in 15, and Silvermoor managing director Ralph Thompson.

An unusual fund-raising idea is putting two charities in the pink.

Silvermoor Equestrian Haylage is selling bright pink bales with all the proceeds going to cancer charities.

The Denwick-based business has made more than 100 haylage bales wrapped in pink plastic for sale to horse owners, stables and livery yards.

It is part of a national initiative which has seen haylage and silage producers across the country jumping on board.

Managing director Ralph Thompson said: “When we saw the pink hay bales page on Facebook we could see it was an ideal way for us to support two charities which are significant to us. Rather than donate a proportion of sales price, we wanted to take it to the next level and made the decision to donate the total sales price to our two chosen charities; Breast Cancer Care and charity project 15 in 15 – Let’s Challenge Cancer.

“Every life will be touched by cancer in some way at some point, we hope that this small contribution will help in the fight against this terrible disease.”

15 in 15 – Let’s Challenge Cancer is the brainchild of two Morpeth sisters, Charlotte Woodcock and Rachel McBryde, who are taking on 15 epic challenges in 2015 ranging from a 10k walk to 140.6 mile Ironman Barcelona.

Their initial aim was to raise £15,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of their late father.

Rachel said:; “At its heart, the real story behind 15 in 15 is one of courage and strength. It’s about being lion-hearted and challenging your circumstances. It’s about celebrating the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have battled one of life’s most destructive, life-changing diseases. And it’s about the families and friends who support them through those challenges.”

The 3ft square bales cost £35. For more information, contact Silvermoor on 01665 602587.