Our Journey With The Donor Family Network and ML Badges and More

Posted on: 9 January, 2019 ML News

Our Journey With Dave Nix

From the very first job we produced for Dave for ‘The Donor Family Network’ a charity he and his lady wife Jane established after a tragic road traffic collision overseas which killed their daughter in 1997, we have designed and manufactured many fundraising badges, key rings, trolley coins etc… for Dave together with regular repeat orders equating to many thousands of pounds raised to date – he is ML’s ‘oldest’ running customer and friend for an incredible 22 years.

Journey

Dave’s first job bag, card and contents.

In late 2015 Dave called me about the possibility to reproduce an amazing bronze monument (now permanently displayed at the National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas) in the form of a unique and special miniature lapel pin presented to the families of the donors, after studying many photos that he sent me of the construction of the monument at the foundry I set about how I was going to produce this as a badge.

After many pencil drafts and discussions with my factory production manager I then briefed my studio team to prepare the necessary artwork specifications, for such a complex project the next stage was for pre production samples to be made. 15 days later I received the samples which for our all joint efforts resulted in the samples being perfect, I then forwarded to Dave for his approval.

Upon his approval main production commenced, the picture shown was supplied in additional silver plating, the main production was supplied in antique brass plating which replicated/matched the necessary bronze finish.

 

Butterfly Badge

Badge is a three tier posted component part with seventeen parts which include reproduction of the mosaic pieces as separate offset litho wings. Alloy injection mould ensures accurate reproduction. Our toolmaker worked from multi angle photographs and our studios technical drawings/guidelines. Silver plated version shown.

 

Journey

 

Butterfly Badge

Bronze in the grounds of the NMA.

 

 

Martin Boskett MD

09.01.2019