Day 12 Wear A Wristband

Wristbands are a great way to show your support to a charity. Wearing a wristband can be very beneficial for charities, it helps them promote their cause, and when you purchase a wristband you are donating to the charity. They are also great conversation starters which gives you the opportunity to talk about why you support them and as a result you can encourage others to support them too.

In my teens, wearing wristbands became a trend, my friends and I wore them all the time. I had a LiveStrong wristband in support of Cancer Survivors and a Stand Up Speak Up wristband which is in support of standing up against racism. They were very popular and you could buy them in many high street shops, often sold as fashion accessories, meaning people were often wearing them without realising the great causes they were supporting. This trend faded and most people stopped wearing them, which meant that the sale of wristbands in high street shops became almost non-existent. Except for the occasional charity box at the till. But that does not mean we can not bring it back!

When I see charities selling wristbands I have to buy them, I wear them and talk to everyone about it. I still have my Stand Up Speak Up wristband from when I was younger. When I visited America in 2017, I picked up a United By Hope wristband to honour the people that passed away during 9/11 and a “Be The Change You Wish To See In The World” at the National Civil Rights Museum. More recently I attended a charity event for JACK (Joining Against Cancer in Kids) where I purchased a wristband to support children with Neuroblastoma. Even though the trend has faded, charities still sell wristbands.

Wear your support wristband with pride! You can usually find them in charity shops or order them online from their website. Show it off to other people and encourage them to do the same.

Have a nice day.

Chloé

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