A Limited Edition of 500 to benefit ARK's African rotavirus vaccination health programme
Your 'Life Band' purchase donates over £500 to ARK's Vaccination program
Exclusively designed for ARK, your limited edition, sterling silver band is handmade by Patrick Mavros in his workshop overlooking the Umwimsi Valley in rural Zimbabwe.
The Life Band is designed in Africa and handmade in Africa with all proceeds ensuring more children's lives are saved in Africa. Wear it with pride.
"I feel immensely privileged as an African sculptor to have been asked to use the precious materials, the natural resources of my continent to create this bangle. I'm proud it will raise funds for the people of Africa." - Patrick Mavros
All profits, representing more than 50% of the sale price, will be donated to ARK.
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The Making of the Life Band
About ARK's Life Band programme
Patrick Mavros Jr. checks prototype design in sterling silver
Children on Patrick Mavros' Mpata farm in Zimbabwe
Patrick Mavros and his team inspect the bangles in the workshop
The unique engraving is inspired by the design of the rotavirus vaccine vial with each of the 23 'vials' representing one million children who currently have no access to vaccinations.
ARK is working to end the needless loss of life which sees one child die every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease.
ARK is currently vaccinating 750,000 children in Zambia against rotavirus, one of the deadliest causes of diarrhoea; a disease which claims more children's lives than HIV, malaria and measles combined.
A word from the Chairman of ARK
"I have wanted to create a tangible reminder of the work the ARK family makes possible for some time but never seemed able to settle on a design. Then my wife presented me with a Patrick Mavros bracelet at our wedding.
Patrick and I spoke about ARK's vaccination programme in Zambia of which I am so proud. He came back with a design that cleverly captures the story: the vials represent the rotavirus vaccine and the scale of the challenge — each one symbolised one million children who do not have access to vaccinations.
Importantly, the Life Band is made in Africa by African artisans who know better than most the toll entirely preventable diseases take on children."
-Ian Wace, Chairman of the Global Board, Absolute Return for Kids (ARK)
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