Si­lage bales pro­mote breast can­cer aware­ness

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Front Page - Therese Col­man

Tony and Sharon Davis have al­ways do­nated to can­cer sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions, but de­cided to take it one step fur­ther this year with their pink si­lage bales rais­ing aware­ness for the McGrath Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

The Rosa Glen cou­ple have wrapped their cur­rent bales in pink, turn­ing heads of mo­torists trav­el­ling down Davis Road.

“We thought it would be a fun way to cre­ate aware­ness about do­nat­ing to can­cer or­gan­i­sa­tions,” Mr Davis said.

“They look like big marsh­mal­lows in the pad­dock.”

Mr Davis said he hoped other farm­ers in the area would do the same.

“The coloured wrap from Land­mark is $30-$40 more ex­pen­sive per roll than con­ven­tional wrap, but it does ac­tu­ally wrap more si­lage bales so it’s turned out to be cheaper af­ter all.”

The cou­ple do­nate to other can­cer re­search or­gan­i­sa­tions too, in­clud­ing youth can­cer foun­da­tion Can­Teen.

Mrs Davis said next year they hope to source some other colours.

“We would like to also add blue for Prostate Can­cer Foun­da­tion and yel­low for the Chil­dren’s Can­cer Foun­da­tion,” she said.

“The blue and yel­low will be a sneaky Ea­gles sup­port, too.”

Pic­ture: Therese Col­man

Tony and Sharon Davis with their pink-wrapped si­lage bales.

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