Welsh farmer raffles luxury leather chair for charity

A Welsh farmer is raffling a luxury hide leather chair to raise funds for struggling farming families.

Hayley Hanson, who has diversified into handbags and leather goods production, is raffling off a Simmental hide and velvet chair to raise money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi).

Ms Hanson, a fifth-generation cattle farmer from Llandefalle, Breconshire, said she had planned to stage a fashion show and talk for Rabi, but that was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

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But she added: “The charity is close to my heart and I wanted to do something to help in place of the event I was originally going to do.”

In 2011, Ms Hanson set up her own business selling hide products. Crafted in the workshop on her farm, it is the only luxury brand that uses Welsh leather. All the items are made using by-products from the farm.

Raffle tickets priced £5 each will go on sale online on 1 August. 

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