The Bangles and their Creator
The bangle shown is what the lucky winner will receive in 2023.
You can enter the draw for the bangle using the form below with a suggested donation of £1 per entry. You are welcome to add an additional donation to your entry should you wish.
The 2023 bangle is themed around the flower ‘Sneezewort’ – a favourite wildflower of King Charles III. There is only one Banchory Bangle, cast in silver gilt, but two copies will be made in silver and bronze.
2023 marks the 46th year of the Banchory Bangle. To date the bangle has raised over £193,000 for Children 1st, with last year’s draw raising £9,300.
With your support, this year we can surpass an incredible £200,000 raised through the Banchory Bangle, all of which helps support children and young people across Scotland.
Online tickets will close on Sunday 26th November 2023. Tickets can be purchased in person through the Deeside Committee and at Taylors of Banchory.
The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 3rd December 2023 at the Banchory Lodge Hotel, Dee Street, Banchory, AB31 5HS
Widely distributed throughout the British Isles, it can be found on damp grasslands, meadows and grazed commons, marshes, wet heaths, burn sides, and hillside flushes. Its creamy-centre and white-petalled flowers appear in late summer and are typical of species-rich ancient grasslands. Sadly these habitats are under threat from changing land-use and wildlife organisations estimate that we have lost nearly 98% of wildflower meadows over the last 50 years.
A favourite wildflower of King Charles III, he mentions Sneezewort in his Foreword to the 2022 Kew Gardens’ publication Meadow:
"In 2019, when I visited the meadow at Wakehurst for myself, I was particularly taken with a number of wildflower species, including tufted vetch and sneezewort, which I later planted in the meadows at Highgrove in 2020".
Meadows full of wild flowers were once a significant feature of the British landscape, and even once common plants such as the Sneezewort are becoming more and more scarce, with a knock on effect for our insects and pollinators. Loss of insect populations inevitably impact the food chain, with many favourite birds and mammals being insectivores. Malcolm has featured lichen on the reverse of the bangle - another aspect of our wonderfully biodiverse world!
The 2023 Bangle
The Banchory Bangle Draw is being run as a free prize draw. To enter for free please post your entry including your name, contact details and date of birth to Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT.
Entries must be received by Sunday 26th November 2023