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25 July 2012, 06:00 | Updated: 25 July 2012, 07:09
A bracelet made famous by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Royal Patron- Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has given the charity a real boost.
The EACH Bracelet, exclusively designed by Imogen Sheeran, mum of musician Ed Sheeran, has become so popular since it was worn by The Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to The Treehouse in Suffolk in March, that another 1,000 bracelets have been made.
The bracelet has helped raise thousands of pounds for EACH and greatly raised the profile of the charity.
Originially only available online, EACH will now sell The EACH Bracelet in their network of 13 shops across East Anglia. This is thanks to Imogen’s good friend Sandra who has given up her time to make the bracelets.
Images of The Duchess of Cambridge wearing The EACH Bracelet were featured by media across the globe, and websites dedicated to The Duchess of Cambridge’s style and fashion picked up the story.
The EACH Bracelet came about when Amanda and Sarah from the Ruby Tyger shop in Framlingham approached Imogen to sell her jewellery and to help support their chosen charity – EACH.
Imogen said: “I’m delighted the bracelet has been so successful – I never imagined it would be this popular.
“I oringinally made a batch of 25, then 50, and then 100 and it kept growing – soon 1,000 had been sold and I was asked for another 1,000. I’d never done it without the dedication of Sandra.
“I’m delighted it’s selling well and raising lots of money for such an important cause.”
Vanessa Bell, EACH Suffolk Fundraiser, said: “We’re thrilled thatThe EACH Bracelet is now available online and in our shops. It’s proved very popular and we’re delighted Imogen, with the help of Sandra, have been able to make so many is such a short space of time!
“Imogen has created a lovely piece of jewellery and we hope The EACH bracelet becomes a must-have fashion item as it will raise EACH awareness and also raise much-needed funds too.”
The bracelets cost £10 each and are available online: www.each.org.uk/bracelet or from EACH shops in: Cambridge, Whittlesey, Colchester, Halstead, Attleborough, Diss, Long Stratton, Wymondham, Downham Market, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds. The EACH Bracelet will also be sold at fundraising events.