Charity Silicone Bands Contribute to Huge Total for CHAS, Aspinline Responds Friday 12 June 2015 PDF Print One of the latest ways she has managed to inspire donations from her local community and beyond is the creation of red and yellow silicone bands The reaction comes following a report in the East Lothian Courier detailing the heroic fundraising efforts of Rebecca Dalgleish, a teenage girl who was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year, who has raised tens of thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). One of the latest ways she has managed to inspire donations from her local community and beyond is the creation of red and yellow silicone bands, designed by Rebecca herself, to be sold in a variety of shops in the region. The bands, customised with the text ‘Rebecca’s Little Hearts for CHAS’, were funded by donations from staff at Torness Power Station and Eve Coaches, among others. Rebecca said of the bands: “(A family friend) asked me to design the bands on a website about three weeks ago and they came last Friday. They were actually meant to be hot pink, plum purple and blue, but I still like them. Little hearts is a simple symbol you can do with your hands. I mentioned on my blog about raising awareness about children’s hospices. They are not what you think: they are happy places most of the time and the heart is a very positive shape and I wanted to embrace that.” She managed to get 1,200 made, and has suggested that a £1 donation is made for each one. At the time of writing, Rebecca’s total stands at a staggering £40,450 – a huge difference from her initial total of £10,000, highlighting the work and perseverance that has gone into her fundraising efforts. A spokesperson for Aspinline, market leaders in bespoke promotional materials, has released a statement following the report: “It’s absolutely wonderful that Rebecca has raised such a phenomenal amount to help Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, and it’s great to see silicone bands being utilised to their full potential to help her do so. “Being so easy to personalise, they are the perfect way for people to get on board with her efforts as well as promoting the cause at the same time. With around £1,200 raised just from the bands alone, it really goes to show the impact that something so small can have on an extremely important cause.” Aspinline is a family run business that specialises in selling promotional products that you can customise with logos and text. For over ten years they’ve been supplying lanyards, keyrings, wristbands, pin badges and much more, with free UK delivery and a Price Beat Promise. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Aspinline in the following categories: Health, Media & Marketing, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.