Famous Charity Wristbands

Wristbands seem to be a more modern alternative to the traditional charity pin badge and are being adopted by more charities than even before. The wearing of a wristband can help to draw people closer together and cause people to identify and relate to your cause. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular charity wristbands of recent years.

Famous Charity WristbandsBeat Bullying:

The UK charity Beat Bullying was established in 1999 with the aim of equipping young people to take the lead in combating bullying within their schools. The charity works directly with schools to implement anti-bullying strategies as well as providing an online peer mentoring service. The charity sells bright blue wristbands with ‘I have the right to be safe’ written on them. Celebs such as Natasha Beddingfield, Johnny Vegas and Sharon Osborn have all sported a blue band in the past in support of the charity.

 Breast Cancer Awareness:

No doubt as soon as you read the title above you were thinking pink. It has come to be a colour that is synonymous with breast cancer awareness the world over. The breast cancer care ristbands feature the words ‘knowledge strength hope’ to represent three core things in the fight against the disease. As well as the much worn silicone wristbands you can also now get other wrist wear such as Pandora bracelets and charms to support this worthwhile cause.

Stand Up Speak Up:

Launched by footballer Thierry Henry in 2005, the Stand Up Speak Up campaign seeks to tackle racism in football, something that is still very topical 8 years later.  Sponsored by Nike, the main symbol of the campaign was two wristbands, one black and one white, intertwined. Other footballers such as Ronaldhino, Van Nistelrooy and Ferdinand quickly became involved in the campaign which lasted for 4 years and raised over 6 million euros.

AIDS Research:

Keep A Child Alive provide AIDS treatment and support to children living with AIDS in Africa and India. Superstar singer Alicia Keys is the charities ambassador and she often performs at their fundraising events. The charity runs care homes, treatment clinics and wellness centres in Uganda, Rwanda, Delhi and even more countries. AIDS charities tend to adopt the colour red which, in the same way as the cancer pink, is becoming recognised all over the world.

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