In previous years raffle tickets for the Bangle have been sold through local Deeside shops, but with coronavirus measures leading to closures of many stores for the time being, the Children 1st Deeside Committee have decided to sell tickets online and by email.
Dr Malcolm Appleby and the Deeside Children 1st Committee hope that by taking raffle sales online they can raise even more funds to keep children safe. It costs £1 to enter and tickets can be bought through Givergy. Alternatively you can purchase tickets by emailing Mhairi Morriss at email@example.com
Dr Malcolm Appleby said: “Coronavirus is causing great stress for families, and those who were already struggling are suffering most, so this year it is more important than ever to do all we can to support Children 1st’s essential work to keep children safe. I’m passionate about ensuring that children get the right support and am delighted to be designing the Banchory Bangle for the 43rd year in a row.
“Every bangle is inspired by the natural world around us. This year’s design is based on the antlers of the majestic red deer and the mystical rowan tree, which is associated with our homes. By entering the raffle you can get a chance to wrap nature around your wrist and more importantly to help children and families to cope through coronavirus.”
Susan Bradley, Children 1st Head of Public Fundraising said: “We are absolutely delighted with the support Malcolm is once again showing to Children 1st. The bangle is an incredible piece of artwork with has been lovingly crafted. The decision to make the bangle tickets available online is fantastic. Not only can people purchase tickets safely during this very difficult time, but anyone, no matter where they are can purchase one.”
First prize in the raffle is the original 2020 Banchory Bangle in silver and 18ct gold made by Malcolm Appleby, second prize is a copy of the bangle in silver and third prize a copy of the bangle in bronze. The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 29th November 2020 at 3.00pm, The Banchory Lodge Hotel, Dee Street, Banchory, AB31 5HS.
Join us for a Q&A with Malcolm Appleby and find out if you've won the bangle!
This year the draw for the Banchory Bangle will take place online, so you can be part of it wherever you are. Join us at 1.30pm on Sunday 29th November to see if you're a winner!
There will also be a virtual Q&A with Dr Malcolm Appleby MBE, the prominent Perthshire artist and engraver who has created the Banchory Bangle for all 43 years the fundraiser has been running. You can buy tickets for the draw through Eventbrite and all funds will go towards supporting more children and families across Scotland.
We hope to see you there!