Fiona Grant from Cambridge tells us why she has decided to make loom bands to help support the work of the MS Trust.
Described by The Mirror as the tween craze that became a must-have fashion accessory, and spotted on the arm of more than the odd celebrity, loom bands have become increasingly popular. Their prevalence inspired me to make these friendship style bracelets, which can be worn by men, women and children, in MS Trust colours.
I wanted to raise awareness of MS and the work of the MS Trust. My Dad was diagnosed a few years ago now and currently lives with secondary progressive MS. He is very impressed with the work of the MS Trust and offers them financial support. I, too, would like to show my support for the valuable services the MS Trust provides.
I hope my loom bands will be seen as a stylistic alternative to the official MS Trust wristband. Similarly I hope they will serve the purpose of raising both money and awareness. 100% of proceeds go to the MS Trust. While there are only 30 loom bands currently available on my ebay listing I pledge to make more if demand dictates.