Look who is wearing Imogenís jewellery
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Tue 20 Mar 2012
When I was asked to design and make a bracelet to raise money for the fabulous work done by the East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH), I was delighted as I am a huge fan of what they do and have visited the Treehouse in Ipswich a number of times. It is one of the happiest and most positively homely places you can imagine.
The design came quickly. Aimed at young (14+) and young at heart fashionistas, this fun and funky bracelet combines acrylic lentil beads in the charity’s brand colours of orange and purple with the name EACH spelt out in delicate silver coloured acrylic alphabet beads. Once the design had been approved, I spent a happy weekend threading beads and listening to Radio 4.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and little did I guess who might end up wearing one – no less than HRH The Duchess of Cambridge who, as Patron of the Treehouse Appeal, was presented with a bracelet when she visited Ipswich to officiate at the hospice’s official opening. Please click on the links for the full story or to order the exclusive bracelet.
According to the website whatkatewore.com: 'I don't think there was a better style statement that could be made today.' Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror commented, 'Like the lover of a bargain that she is - we've all seen her high street looks, and her recycling - Kate also wore these £10 charity bracelets. The bracelets bear the logo EACH, which stands for East Anglia Children's Hospices, so were a fashionable nod to the charity that Kate was speaking about.'
EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. It provides care and support wherever the family wishes – in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of its hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham. To make a donation, please click here.