British Simmental

Breast Cancer Now: Hemingford Simmental (James and Rachael Griffin)

Fundraising for Breast Cancer Now
raised of £2,000 target
by 44 supporters
Breast Cancer Now

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RCN in England and Wales 1160558, Scotland SC045584
We fund research and provide support to anyone affected by breast cancer.


In an incredibly generous gesture, James and Rachael Griffin of the Hemingford Simmental herd, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, have pledged to donate the entire sale proceeds of their heifer, Hemingford Lancome, to the Breast Cancer Now charity. The March 2020 born Hemingford Lancome is entered into the Society’s new Next Generation Sale of females & weaned calves, which is due to take place at Borderway Market, Carlisle, on Friday 3rd December. The announcement of this gesture is appropriately being made now with October being Breast Cancer awareness month.

Here in their own very poignant words, James and Rachel explain why they are auctioning Hemingord Lancome for this hugely worth cause:

 "Around 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and, like so many
of you, we have been unfortunate enough to know and watch someone close battle this disease.

In 2018 Breast Cancer became even closer to home when Rachael was diagnosed at the age of just 33, with no family history of the disease.

Following this journey, we decided that we wanted to do something to raise both awareness and funds for vital research and along with help and support for people affected by breast cancer.
Donating the sale funds of an auctioned heifer was originally planned to coincide with the Society’s 50th anniversary celebrations, and we wish to stand by our commitment to this.

We are incredibly grateful to the Society for their continued support and allowing us to instead undertake this fundraiser at their exciting new Next Generation sale. We have therefore pledged that we will be donating all the proceeds from the sale of Hemingford Lancome to Breast Cancer Now."

James & Rachael Griffin

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Breast Cancer Now

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RCN in England and Wales 1160558, Scotland SC045584
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. By 2050, we believe everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live – and be supported to live well. But we need to act now.

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