We have all seen the emergence of wristbands as a must have accessory, with many celebrities wearing a number of different types, so the fans follow suit.

The original yellow Livestrong wristband was set up by American cyclist Lance Armstrong to increase awareness of cancer.

The cyclist was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain when he was 25.

After chemotherapy he went on to win the 1999 Tour de France and has won it six years in a row.

Profits from the sales of the yellow bands go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation that helps young people with cancer and their families cope with the illness.

Should rubber wristbands be more are about making a statement rather than just wearing an accessory?

Like wearing a poppy in November, the bands are about sending a message that you support a various charity or cause.

Today the bands come in a range of different designs and colours with different messages. Blue for beat bullying, black and white for anti-racism etc.

If you are running a charity event why not get Wristies to produce a one off collectible plastic wristband to be used as an entry method that can be kept as a souvenir as well which are also a lot cheaper than the fashion silicon wristbands.

'wristies' come in many different colours and designs and can be printed with your logo or event name and even numbered if required.

We can design or advise on design elements to ensure you get the best looking and most effective wristbands for your events.

Contact us on 01482 804514 to discuss.

Or email: info@wristies.co.uk