Clothes designer to sell loom band dress for cancer charity

Kelly Bull, from Barton Seagrave, with some of the 15,000 loom bands she is planning to make into a dress
Kelly Bull, from Barton Seagrave, with some of the 15,000 loom bands she is planning to make into a dress

A clothes designer from Barton Seagrave is doing her bit for charity by transforming more than 15,000 pink loom bands into a dress to help raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

Kelly Bull, 25, from Castle Way, is a supply teacher and was inspired to make the unusual garment after seeing children in schools she has taught at making their own loom band jewellery.

She said: “I bought more than 15,000 loom bands with the intention of making a garment of some sort. At first it was going to be a top, but I think it might eventually become a dress.”

Kelly said she is suffering from the effects of stringing thousands of loom bands together.

She added: “My hands are covered in red marks and plasters.

“My four-year-old daughter Kyana has been helping out and I even managed to get my fiancé Matthew involved for a little while.”

Once the dress is finished Kelly says she plans to auction it off to raise money for the charity.

However, she has also been collecting sponsorship and has already raised more than £80.

Kelly is updating a Facebook page alongside the challenge, which can be found at www.facebook.com/kellysloomingcrazy and she can be sponsored at her fundraising page, www.justgiving.com/Kelly-Bull.

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