Hay bales go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

If you are travelling through Dorset, you may have noticed giant pink bales have started to appear across farmland in the county. Our presenter Ian Axton certainly has - he posted this photo of the phenomenon earlier this month.

Ian Axton: "Seems pink is the new black - spotted this silage fashion trend on my walk this morning!" Credit: Ian Axton

Well it turns out it is all part of a campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities.

It's the brainchild of Hogleaze Haylage boss Chris Roberts.

This pink bundle is taking the breast cancer awareness message across Dorset Credit: Hogleaze Haylage

It’s great to see agriculture supporting this worthy cause and we are only too happy to be part of it. The bales are generating interest on Facebook and we have received a lot of support. Please keep your eyes open for them, upload your pictures online and keep donating!”

– Scott Critchell, Head tractor driver and foreman, Hogleaze Haylage

The firm has videoed the hay bale wrapping process - we think it's well worth a watch:

The pink haylage bales will be sold to horse yards, stables, farmers, events organisers and others.

Anyone buying them will be encouraged to make a contribution to Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Breast Cancer Campaign.

To find out more, click here.