Pink bale wrapping was big fundraiser
Thanks to the pink bales spotted all around the country, $23,000 is to be given to supporting women and men living with secondary breast cancer.
Agpac, crop packaging suppliers, sold all 3000 kilometres of the pink wrap to farmers across New Zealand. A portion of the sales were donated to Sweet Louise, a charity that supports women and men living with secondary breast cancer.
Sweet Louise chief executive Fiona Hatton said the new partnership with Agpac is helping to make a crucial difference to hundreds of New Zealanders.
‘‘ A secondary breast cancer diagnosis has a devastating impact on members, their family and friends. We receive no government funding and rely 100 per cent on donations – quite simply we could not keep going without organisations like Agpac,’’ Hatton said.
‘‘We are delighted the team at Agpac chose to support Sweet Louise and we know that they appreciate our grass roots approach – being out in the community and face to face with those we are helping.’’
Agpac general manager Chris Dawson says the initiative has been really popular around the country.
‘‘ The limited supply of the pink silage wrap and pink and black netwrap we had this year sold very well,’’ Dawson said.
‘‘The support we have received from farmers, contractors and from rural newspapers that have picked up the story has been very gratifying.’’
Hatton said the response to the pink bales from the farming community, the public and Sweet Louise members has been amazing.
‘‘We are very grateful that Agpac came up with this idea to help Sweet Louise and we have all been humbled by how the farming community has embraced the initiative. We want to say a big thank you to the hundreds of Kiwi farmers who have shown their support and purchased pink wrap.’’