Musical baling display raises money for charity at Bath & West Show

Visitors to the Royal Bath & West Show this summer will be treated to a unique musical display of bale wrapping to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

Taking the main ring exhibit back to its agricultural roots, each day of the show will feature a fascinating display of grass-related machinery, from cutting edge balers and telehandlers to mesmerising silage bale wrappers. Raising money for Breast Cancer awareness charities and sponsored by Volac, the display – featuring unique pink bale wrap – will be put on Redlynch Agricultural Engineering, based near Bruton, Somerset.

“The idea behind pink silage wrap began in New Zealand with a distributor’s request for support to raise money for breast cancer research,” says Head of Shows Alan Lyons. “Since then, pink bales have been spreading across the UK, as farmers join forces to raise money for charity, with Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Breast Cancer Campaign getting a donation for every roll of wrap sold.”

The display promises to be visually – and musically – stunning for farmers and non-farmers alike. “For farmers it’s an opportunity to see the latest equipment up close and in action,” adds Mr Lyons. “And anyone who has seen the speed with which these machines can operate will know how fascinating it is.” Volunteers will be collecting charitable donations throughout the demonstration.

  • The Royal Bath and West Show takes place from 1-4 June, 2016, at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Advance saver tickets are available until 31 May 2016 at £19 for an adult including two children admitted free, £5 for additional child. Gate prices are £22 adult, £7 child and £49 family. Visit to order.

About the Royal Bath & West of England Society

The Society was founded in 1777 in Bath by a group of philanthropists led by Edmund Rack. We are a registered charity organisation (Registered Charity Number 1039397). The Society was formed with the aims of encouraging agriculture, arts, manufacture and commerce.

Our charitable activities provide:

  • Agriculture, veterinary, educational and art scholarships
  • Technical events and Seminars
  • Practical farming advice and conferences
  • Countryside Education
  • Diversification advice for farmers
  • Education for children
  • A market place for countryside products

As the Society approaches its 239th year it continues to deliver a wonderful mix of established traditional exhibits through to the latest energy technology and contemporary entertainment.

The entertainment and features around the 242-acre site ensure enjoyment for every member of the family and include attractions that are spectacular to watch, educational, inspirational, “hands on” or just plain fun.