Wristbands boost Irish charities

Cyclist Lance Armstrong has one, Bono launched one, and now Irish charities are getting in on the act of fundraising wristbands.

19th March, 2005

The ISPCC and Marie Keating Foundation are among those benefiting from the trend that has seen coloured wristbands replace ribbons as a fundraising and fashion fad. The red ISPCC wristband was launched at the Childline concert on January 30 and has already raised more than €100,000. Louise Lynch, a fundraiser with the ISPCC, said that sales of the €2 wristbands had exceeded all expectations. While most outlets have sold out of their allocation, more wristbands...

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