Singing the Praises of the ‘Banchory Bangle’
Monday 23 July 2012
One of Scotland’s most sought-after accessories, the Banchory Bangle, was unveiled recently by local singer Shannon Andrew – with children’s’ charity CHILDREN 1ST set to cash in.
Hot on the heels of the release of her first single, Shannon (21), modelled the bangle, which was designed by internationally-renowned engraver Dr Malcolm Appleby.
Dr Appleby has designed a new bangle every year since the 1970s, making three exclusive bangles of gold and silver, which are then raffled off at the charity’s annual fundraising Touch of Tartan Ball.
With raffle tickets available now at just £1 each, people have a chance of winning a stunning bangle worth thousands of pounds.
Karen Moore, Senior Corporate Fundraiser for CHILDREN 1ST in Aberdeen, said: “The Banchory Bangle generates a great deal of income for us and we really appreciate the amazing creativity and intricate work which goes into bringing these pieces to life each year. The money raised allows CHILDREN 1ST to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people here in the North-east of Scotland. Our Corrieneuchin service in Aberdeen works with children to help them recover from abuse and trauma.”
At the ball three ‘bangle’ prizes will be drawn. First prize is the 18-carat gold bangle with a silver copy, second prize is a pure silver bangle and third prize is a £100 for Dr Appleby’s work.
Dr Appleby explained: “Works of art should be made for everyone to enjoy so I always try to make the bangle look different every year. This year’s theme, ‘Flowers of the Forest’, will be made from silver forged and struck with some of my handcut dies with scrolling vines, flowers, deer, and doves.”
The Touch of Tartan Ball takes place on Friday 30 November at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen. Tickets are also on sale for this event now.
The Bangle is on display at the Wee Boorachie in Banchory alongside past copies of the bangles. Tickets are available there or from the CHILDREN 1ST office at 36 Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UP or by contacting Brenda Larkin on 01330 822638.
Last updated: Monday 13 August 2012