Bracelets with a mes­sage

Devon Life - - Upfront -

Cre­ative Ply­mouth res­i­dent Lucy Vane is hop­ing to sup­port lo­cal char­i­ties with her bracelet mak­ing en­ter­prise A Friend in Bead.

Lucy dis­cov­ered the ther­a­peu­tic ben­e­fits of mak­ing friend­ship bracelets af­ter she was di­ag­nosed with Post Trau­matic Stress Dis­or­der fol­low­ing a fam­ily tragedy.

Now she hopes to sup­port char­i­ties Young Minds and The Be­reave­ment Coun­selling Ser­vice with a per­cent­age of the pro­ceeds from sell­ing her bracelets, which con­tain em­pow­er­ing mes­sages.

Lucy, from St Judes, hopes to kick start her fledg­ling busi­ness with help from the com­mu­nity and has launched a fundrais­ing cam­paign on Gofundme.

And it seems she is liv­ing in the right place – as re­search com­mis­sioned by the so­cial fundrais­ing plat­form found Ply­mouth’s res­i­dents had the best in­ten­tions in the coun­try, claim­ing to do an av­er­age of 14.6 acts of kind­ness per month, com­pared to a na­tional av­er­age of 11.1.

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