Aquaint announces partnership with Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity

We’re delighted to announce that our chosen charity is the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity. It carries out work across the UK to improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals and hospices and we will be working with the charity in a number of innovative ways to help raise funds.

Everyday, over 26,000 children are treated in hospices and hospital and the charity works towards ensuring that while children are in care they can still play, socialise and recuperate in a child-friendly environment. Its ethos is that every child has the right to a fun, carefree and happy childhood.

Since launching in 2003, the charity has supported hundreds of projects around the UK, providing medical equipment, free family accommodation, arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory facilities and respite care.

Bola Lafe, founder of Aquaint, says: “Our main focus is the health and wellbeing of babies and children, so the Wallace and Gromit Children’s Charity is a perfect fit with our offering. We love the work that the charity carries out and as a business we will be donating products and funds to support forthcoming activities. We’re looking forward to working together to raise and donate funds to such a wonderful charity.”

For more information visit: http://www.wallaceandgromitfoundation.org

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Your Hands Are Dirtier Than Public Surfaces, In Fact 25% Of You Have Faecal Fragments (Huffington Post)

In new research conducted by Aquaint, 25 swabs were taken from multiple high street and shopping centre locations, collected from surfaces including tables, public benches, escalator handrails, high chairs and children’s ride-on toys.

The samples were then laboratory tested for a range of harmful bacteria including staphylococcus, E.coli and enterobacteriaceae, which have all been linked to illnesses and deaths.

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New study reveals hands are dirtier than public surfaces (Easier lifestyle)

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The average person carries over 10 million bacteria on the hands, in comparison to just 33,000 found on public surfaces, according to a new study.

A study reveals that hands harbour a staggering 30,203% more bacteria than many public surfaces, meaning hands are far more likely to make us unwell than grubby surfaces.

In the research, commissioned by water-based sanitiser brand, Aquaint, twenty-five swabs were taken from multiple high street and shopping centre locations in St Albans and Luton, collected from surfaces including tables, public benches, escalator handrails, high chairs and children’s ride-on toys. In all cases, the surfaces were given a ‘poor’ visual rating, which indicates stains, debris and signs of wear. The samples were then laboratory tested for a range of harmful bacteria including staphylococcus, E.coli and enterobacteriaceae, which have all been linked to illnesses and deaths.

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