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Calendar Upcycling for Elaine’s Angels


Positive ID Labelling were happy to be able to support Elaine Dunnicliffe and her work raising money for the Nightingale Macmillan Unit and Urology Department at the Royal Derby Hospital through her charity Elaine’s Angels.

Elaine has been a dedicated fundraiser for several years. Having been diagnosed and successfully treated for cancer, she is now in remission and has since dedicated hundreds of hours to raise money to help other cancer sufferers under her charity Elaine’s Angels. Part of this work has included the production and sale of calendars highlighting the survivors of cancer within the area.

Sadly, Elaine found herself unable to sell all of her 2016 calendars so was left with the choice of either throwing nearly 1000 away or waiting until 2044 before the calendars would become viable again! The latter option of course made no sense!

She approached PID, one of the 50 or so local companies who initially supported the calendar, to ask if we could help up-cycle the 2016 calendar.

A bit of unpuzzling later, we had a plan!

Using strip labels to go across the top of the calendar months, we were able to move the days of the week to correspond with the correct dates on the table. An additional blank label was made to stick over February 29th as 2017 is not a leap year. Finally, a label was created to stick on the front of the calendar highlighting it has been up-cycled for another year.

Commenting on the reasons for her support:

The expert support provided by these units Macmillan & Derby Urology] goes well beyond just treating the physical symptoms. It also includes help with emotional and social issues of the illness for both the patients and their families.

I really apppreciate the support given from the many businesses in and around Melbourne involved in last year’s calendar. What Positive ID have done means we can get every last drop from last year’s calendars into the campaign fund. It means so much to me and the many people who benefit from the work of Macmillan and the Urology Department in Derby.

Commenting on the project, Peter Howells, Technical Manager said:

Elaine is well known in the village for her tireless fundraising. She has unswerving dedication to Macmillan and the hospital and we wish her every success in reaching her target of £50,000. We were more than happy to provide this solution for her and her cause.

Elaine’s Angels

Over the years, Elaine’s Angels charitable work has raised over £32,000 towards Elaine’s overall target of £50,000 for these causes.

You can hear a radio interview between Sally Pepper and Elaine on BBC Radio Derby to learn more about the impact of this work. Listen from about 1:13 through to 1:30 – Unfortunately, this is only available until about December 31st 2016.







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