The company famous for making Aston Martin badges is now creating rainbow badges to help raise money for charity.

Vaughtons, which also makes the McLaren insignia and Barclays Premier League medals, is now making 'Thank You' rainbow pin badges the public can purchase.

The Birmingham-based creators say all profits are going directly to NHS Charities Together.

The enamel on the badges will be applied by hand, to create the rainbow design Credit: Pictures from Adam Rowley/Vaughtons

The badges are available in gold and silver plate and stamped using manually operated machines and the enamel will be applied by hand, to create the rainbow design.

Vaughtons, launched in 1819, also say that the pin badges will be available long after things go back to normal, as a keepsake and reminder of how the NHS is "a much-cherished British institution."

Company boss Nick Hobbis says the idea came to him when he was at home with his children and they designed a badge together.

Pictures from Adam Rowley/Vaughtons.

The country has pulled together throughout this awful time with unanimous support and thanks for the NHS and the workers who have put their lives on the line for us. This is Vaughtons’ way of saying thank-you to them. The rainbow has become a symbol of hope and gratitude, and is set to become the 21st Century’s ‘poppy’ - a reminder of what people were willing to do for each other when they were called upon.

Nick Hobbis, Managing Director
Vaughtons also say that the pin badges will be available long after things go back to normal Credit: Pictures from Adam Rowley/Vaughtons

“Thank you Vaughtons for donating the profits from this pin badge to NHS Charities Together. These funds will help us continue to support NHS workers, volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19. What a lovely way to say ‘thank you’ to those of deserve it most.”

Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together

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