Wendy Knipe's badges include those issued by the RSPB - she has more than 1,500 featuring birds and other wildlife

IN PICTURES: Wendy's brilliant badges

Collector Wendy Knipe has more than 7,500 charity pin badges.

The North Yorkshire-based carer has been collecting the badges since she was 13 - and they cover every charity from Age Concern to Tommy's.

These are badges featuring characters from Gerry Anderson's sci-fi adventure series

1. Thunderbirds are go

These are badges featuring characters from Gerry Anderson's sci-fi adventure series
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Badges sold in aid of Tommy's - a children's charity

2. Colourful character

Badges sold in aid of Tommy's - a children's charity
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Wendy loves her colourful badges because they are full of character

3. Pin ups

Wendy loves her colourful badges because they are full of character
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Every self-respecting collector has these Rupert the Bear badges

4. Bear necessities

Every self-respecting collector has these Rupert the Bear badges
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