Silage bales promote breast cancer awareness

Therese ColmanThe West Australian

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.”

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