Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Dettol - Baby Blanket Donation



When Liam was a tiny newborn I had a favourite blanket I would use for him.  It was a light blue cellular blanket and it went everywhere with him.  I would put it over him in the pram when we were out and about, sitting in his bouncy chair or even when he had a nap.  When Sophie came along she had the same blanket but in pink.  The blankets would get washed 4 times a week.  I always thought washing them often would help stop bacteria and germs.  




I was shocked to learn that baby blankets still carry bacteria, coliforms linked to faeces, even after putting them in a 40 degree wash.  This is where Dettol can help.  Dettol Anti-Bacterial Laundry Cleanser kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and that includes washes done at low temperatures. The laundry cleanser is easy to use.  Simply add 2 capfuls to the fabric softener drawer after adding your detergent.



Dettol have teamed up with UK children's medical research charity Sparks to make a difference to children's health both here in the UK and abroad.  You can help this wonderful campaign by simply donating your used baby blankets.  For every blanket collected, Dettol will donate £1 to Sparks to help children in the UK. Sadly approximately 50 babies are born into poverty and essentials such as a clean blanket are lacking.  

Rachel Stevens is the ambassador for this amazing campaign and she has donated the first blanket and will work with Dettol to help make a difference.  


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If you want to help out you can send your baby blankets to: FREEPOST RTKJ-YSGS-SSHR, Dettol Baby Blanket Donation, C/O Spink, Balcombe Place Stables, Haywards Heath, RH17 6AZ

To find out more about the campaign head to http://www.dettol.co.uk/csr/donate/

To find out more about Sparks go to http://www.sparks.org.uk/

Please help this wonderful campaign.  ‘keep the memories, not the bacteria’

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