A MANUFACTURER at the forefront of the robotic lawnmower industry in the 1990s has produced its first pink model in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Newton Aycliffe-based Husqvarna is holding an online auction of its pink Automower and potential bidders have until October 12 to take part. Once the auction closes, Husqvarna will double the figure up to £2,000 and donate the total to Breast Cancer Care.

Ken Brewster, UK sales and marketing director,said: “We want to generate awareness and raise as much money as possible for such a brilliant charity. I have no doubt the Husqvarna staff will help us to do this. ”

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Alec Raven, head of community fundraising at Breast Cancer Care, added: “We’re so grateful to Husqvarna for supporting Breast Cancer Care once again. The money raised will help Breast Cancer Care to continue to provide free services including; support over the phone with a nurse or someone who’s been there, welcoming online forums, reliable information and local group support."

To place a bid, visit: http://fundraising.bid/pink-automower/product/husqvarna-pink-automower-450x/