Look out for giant emojis on fields across the country

Giant smiles and other funny faces are going to appear in fields as a part of a competition for farmers organised by Carr’s Billington Agriculture to support WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children. 

Competition for farmers organised by Carr’s Billington Agriculture to support WellChild will see giant emojis appearing in fields.

For nearly ten years Carr’s Billington has been supporting WellChild by challenging farmers to create their emoji-inspired displays from special silage bales wrapped in WellChild’s colour.

The charity said that anyone can take part in the competition this year. If you spot the emoji bales in a field take a picture on your phone, tag the location and post it on social media, including @CarrsBillington @WellChild and the hashtag #spottedpurple.  

Each time a person does this with a photo of different bales, they will be entered into a draw to win £200 of Carr’s Billington vouchers. 

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Buy purple 

Farmers and contractors taking part in the competition should send in photos of their emoji creations to marketing@carrs-billington.com so they can be displayed on the WellChild and Carr’s Billington social media pages.  

The farmer or contractor whose emoji bale display is judged the best, will receive a family tickets to Alton Towers and the annual WellChild Awards in September. 

Carr’s Billington has a string of stores supplying agricultural products and services to the rural community across England and Scotland.  

As part of their support, the company will be distributing the purple silage wrap and netwrap supplied by Zeus Packaging Group.  

They will be asking farmers and contractors to show their support by choosing to buy purple.  

Zeus Packaging Group has given Carr’s Billington the exclusive distribution rights of their purple silage wrap in the UK.  

This is a part of a global project launched by Zeus to support children’s charities in Ireland, the UK, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand and Australia.  

The purple bales dotted in fields around the world will represent the support they are giving to children and young people who need our help.  

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Making a difference

WellChild chief executive Matt James said: “We would like to thank Carr’s Billington and Zeus Packaging for their fantastic support over so many years for WellChild and the families we help across the UK.  

“The hay bale emojis are a fantastic sight in fields all across the country, and the money which is raised by the farming community will go to support children with serious and complex health conditions to live a better, happier life.” 

Thomas MacDonald, senior marketing manager from Carr’s Billington, added: “Carr’s Billington is delighted to be supporting such a worthy cause.   

“We are keen to help even more people know about the amazing work WellChild undertakes, which makes such a difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families.  

“This partnership also raises money for WellChild and helps our staff and customers enjoy demonstrating the lighter side of farming with the purple bale campaign.”  

For more information about the competition and the partnership, visit the Carr’s Billington website.

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