A REDDITCH woman is trying to raise as much cash as possible to help the fight to end animal experiments.

Shari Black Velvet, editor of Black Velvet rock magazine based in Webheath, is raising money for BUAV which campaigns to create a world without the need to experiment on animals.

To help achieve this she is selling special wristbands with part of the proceeds going toward the charity.

“Testing on animals is horrifically cruel and a waste of time and should be stopped,” she said.

“To that end I started a cruelty-free website, www.SaveAScream.com, just over a year ago as I am vegan and against all animal cruelty.

“I had the idea to get the silicone wristbands three or four months ago and I’m selling them for £2 each (which includes postage and packing) with 50p of the proceeds going to the charity.”

She added: “So far I’ve sold more than 150 of them which means I’ve made £75 but I’d like to raise a lot more.”

For more information or to order a wristband, visit www.saveascream.com or www.blackvelvetmagazine.com.

For information about stopping animal cruelty, visit www.buav.org.