Home   News   Article

Katie’s Hessett ‘marshmallow’ crop will create a field of hope for cancer




Katie Mitcham-Henry is growing a field of pink 'marshmallows' (a Field of Hope) at Heath Farm Suffolk in Hessett
Katie Mitcham-Henry is growing a field of pink 'marshmallows' (a Field of Hope) at Heath Farm Suffolk in Hessett

A woman, who has lost both her mother and aunt to breast cancer, is growing a field of ‘marshmallows’ to help raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

Katie Mitcham-Henry’s novel fund-raiser involves covering the haylage she produces for her ewes at Heath Farm Suffolk, in Hessett, in pink wrap – transforming them into giant marshmallows – to celebrate the lives which have been lost to breast cancer.

Katie with one of her named pink-wrapped haylages
Katie with one of her named pink-wrapped haylages

For a suggested £10 donation, members of the public are then being invited to name each of the marshmallows, which will be carried forward as names for her ewe lambs this coming season.

Everyone who gets involved will be invited to her farm when she is lambing in February.

Not only will they get to meet their named lamb but they will also have the opportunity to take part in a service of life and remembrance.

Miss Mitcham-Henry, who has around 250 ewes, said she wanted to raise money but ‘can’t run for toffee’ so decided on a less conventional way of doing it.

Katie with one of her ewes, Minnie the Mule
Katie with one of her ewes, Minnie the Mule

She has dubbed her new marshmallow crop her ‘field of hope’ and hopes to make it an annual fund-raiser.

She said: “I want to grow fields of marshmallows, a field of fantasy, but at the end of it something good will come out of it – new life.”

The 39-year-old, who was only 11 when her mum died, said she had been ‘blown away’ by people’s support and generosity so far.

To donate, visit www.just giving.com/fundraising/Katie-Mitcham



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More