A creative way to raise money for charity

A Retail Manager at Sue Ryder has come up with a way to solve one of lives biggest puzzles! – What do you do with a jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing?

The inventive shop manager decided to turn them into badges, not only are they unique and unusual but they also help raise money that goes towards supporting hospice and neurological care.

Amy Coulson, Sue Ryder Retail Manager, Nottingham said “I decided to make the badges because we get lots of lovely vintage jigsaws in with pieces missing. It seems a shame to throw them away so I bought some backs and made them into badges.

“People love them as they are unusual and at £1 each a really affordable way to dress up a jacket or change the look of a top. I’ve worn several and they are always a conversation starter.”

The badges are part of a range at Sue Ryder called ‘SAVED’ which upcycles old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. It gives an item a better purpose and makes a positive impact on the environment by removing items from landfill. It makes environmentally friendly choices available on the high street at affordable prices.

At Sue Ryder, we understand that when you or someone you love has a life-changing condition, each day matters. All money raised by selling the badges goes towards supporting our care, for example £6 could pay for a box of acupuncture needles used by our complementary therapists to soothe a patient when they’re struggling to relax.

If you have any quick and easy upcycling ideas we would love to hear from you, or if you would like to volunteer your time and help upcycle items at Sue Ryder, get in touch. We’re always looking for new volunteers. To find about more about joining us, visit www.sueryder.org/volunteer. We would be delighted to hear from you, and will make sure your experience with us is rewarding.


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