Pink Presentation

Created: Friday 23 February 2018


AGRIFEST SOUTH WEST – Pink Presentation

At last year’s Agrifest South West, Organised by the NBA South West, a grand total of £14,095.00 was raised for Cancer research UK.

This phenomenal amount was generated by the auction of a quartet of pink pedigree sheep, and other items generously donated by local breeders, farmers and businesses.

 Members of the committee and others who had helped raise the money welcomed Annabel Coakley, from Cancer research UK to a presentation evening on 30th January.

“We decided to raise money for the charity as many of the committee members have  been affected by cancer in some way and we lost one of our event helpers last summer” Said Vicky Smith event organiser. “I put a call out on the event social media page for donations of the pink sheep and within 10 minutes I had two telephone calls offering sheep” it then snowballed from there and we had offers of all sorts of things, and those that didn’t have a sheep or items, offered their services for a day” I was truly heart-warming how everyone came together”

Annabel Coakley, Local Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK in South Devon said “We are so grateful that the organisers of Agrifest South West chose to fundraise for our cause and ultimately donate such a fantastic amount of money!  I know that a lot of hard work went into this, from sourcing auction prizes, to publicising their efforts and we really do appreciate everything that the team have done.  We also absolutely loved the idea of the pink sheep – what a fantastically inventive way to fundraise!   Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research.  So funds raised through supporters like Agrifest South West and their customers is crucial to the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who work day and night to fight cancer on all fronts.”

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