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Last Updated: Tuesday February 01 2005 17:03 GMT

What is the white band for?

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The white band comes in a variety of different rubber and fabric designs and is about bringing an end to world poverty.

The band's message says 'Make Poverty History' and the idea is that by wearing a white band, either round your wrist, arm or as a shoelace, you're supporting the campaign.

The bands can be bought from various charities, but they also suggest people make their own, as it is more about encouraging rich governments to drop the debt poor countries owe them, rather than raising money.

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