Loom-band Project to Raise Funds for the Little Princess Trust!
My 9 year old daughter, Darlek, is cutting her hair and donating it to the Little Princess Trust for children who have lost their hair because of medical reasons, whether that be Alopiecha or Cancer. It will be woven into a wig and Darlek will have a lovely light, easy to maintain, pixie cut.
On the ‘Big Hair Day’ as opposed to a ‘Bad Hair Day’, Darlek will put her hair into plaits and have them cut off – before her remaining hair is cut into a new style
I’m so proud of her. About a year ago I shaved all my hair off because my hair was in terrible condition, because of the meds I’d been taking for my Ulcerative Colitis. Darlek saw how some people reacted to me, and she realised that it’s not always an easy thing to deal with. (Just to add it’s all grown back now and it’s twice as thick and in much better condition so there’s a happy ending there).
Another little girl at her school has already donated hair to the Little Princess Trust, and Darlek was inspired by her, so that was it….decision made. Darlek is very excited about it all and is mad keen to fundraise too.
Darlek recently broke her wrist, here’s how she jazzed up her splint. She LOVES loom bands!
I’m going to do a blog campaign, try to get local newspapers and my daughter’s school involved too, and make a huge loom band art project – which I’m hoping to auction with the proceeds going to the Little Princess Trust.
I’m going to ask if people can donate via Just Giving or to simply to send loom bands to us – in bracelet form, or longer if people can manage. Darlek’s school has already said that they’d be interested in helping out, so if I could supply them with packs of loom bands so they can help with the project that would be fabulous. With this in mind I’m going to approach a few businesses and see if I can find anyone to sponsor the project and fund packs of bands.
I could link all the donated loom bands together with jump rings which could then be used to make a picture.
The idea is to layer the loom bands to and fro across a canvas, using graduating colours, to make an image. Very simple but effective and eye-catching. I saw a loom band dress for sale on Ebay which went for literally thousands of pounds and it got me thinking. Not that I even imagine that this would go for anything like that, but it is something that children are interested in at the moment and so many people have access to loom bands. The Little Princess Trust supports children and it seems appropriate that each child has an opportunity to help support them, just by making something that so many of them love doing anyway.
A loom band rainbow would look amazing!
It would be a square image, in graduating colours which could somehow be backed and secured to something like a big picture frame. With this in mind, I’m asking that people donate single coloured loom bands in a fishtail design (which is the most common weave that people learn), whatever length they like, although a minimum of a bracelet length.
I reckon it would look pretty and would look fabulous as a feature on someone’s living room or office wall. Hopefully people would bid on that, it would raise publicity, people could donate something they find fun to make even if they don’t have the cash to donate, and it’s something lots of people are into at the minute. Any suggestions, ideas, feedback, offers of help would be most appreciated.
Even if you can’t donate or send a loom band, it would be so helpful if you could enter any competitions for loom bands on our behalf. There’s a few listed at the bottom of this post if you would like to help that way.
If you want to donate a loom band, loom bands, or can offer any other kind of help, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darlek’s Just Giving Account is HERE, if you’d like to donate we’d be ever so grateful.
If you’re on Twitter there’s this one: Pls tweet Strand Shopping @ShoppingStrand Follow us to WIN a years supply of #LoomBands! All you have to do is tweet us your best #LoomBandSelfie!
There’s a competition here if you follow the link: HERE
Or this one… HERE (only 4 days left to enter this one so be quick!)
There is also one HERE.
Thank you in advance! :O) x