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Exclusive to the UK: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Heart Bead
Official information from 2012 below in italics:
RAF Benevolent Fund Heart Bead
At the heart of the Royal Air Force is the RAF Benevolent Fund. Founded in 1919, it is the RAF’s leading welfare charity that offers support to all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.
Fable Trading is donating £3 to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund from each bead sold – www.rafbf.org
- First Introduced:01/02/2012
- Colour:White, Blue, Red
- Designer:Lise Aagaard
- Collection:Glass Trollbeads I
Fable Trading Ltd, Trollbeads UK & Ireland, is very proud and excited to announce the launch of a unique charity bead dedicated to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF).
This is the RAF’s leading welfare charity, which offers support to all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.
Especially designed by Trollbeads talented originator, Lise Aagaard, this wonderful Murano glass bead reflects the RAF Benevolent Fund “Heart Roundel” logo, featuring a red heart set in a white circle with a vivid blue surround, echoing the sentiment that the charity is at the heart of the RAF family. You can purchase this stunning bead directly from your local Trollbeads retailer at the normal RRP of £26.
|In support of the RAF Benevolent Fund, Trollbeads UK & Ireland are proud to announce the launch of a very special charity murano glass bead. Designed especially by Lise Aagaard, this vibrant bead features a red heart set in a white circle with a vivid blue surround, echoing the sentiment that the charity is at the heart of the RAF family.|
|To date, only two Trollbeads artisans have mastered the technique of creating this stunning bead. We do hope that it will touch your hearts too – it is surely a ‘must have’ for so many who would like to show their respect and support for members of the RAF and their families.|
In order to avoid frustration we want to ensure that everyone is aware that this very special bead is not limited edition but is part of the collection. In other words it is here to stay for the time being.
Truth be told that, to date only two Trollbeads artisans have mastered the incredibly intricate technique of creating this stunning bead featuring a red heart set in a white circle with a vivid blue surround and therefore production is taking a little longer than anticipated. We want all our loyal fans and collectors to rest assured that we will do our utmost to ensure that everyone who orders one of these beads through an authorised Trollbeads retailer will eventually receive one if possible.
Thank you for your patience!
Text above in italics from Fable Trading 2012. These beads are NOT LE but are limited in the sense that they are exclusive to the UK.
Created by Amanda Mac, 28th Jan 2012, updated 1st Feb 2012, 6th Feb 2012, 10th Sept 2012. Updated 2014.