Donate a baby blanket
There is still time to donate to Dettol’s baby blanket campaign fronted by celebrity mum of two Rachel Stevens. The donation appeal aims to raise awareness of the dangers of bacteria on baby blankets, particularly during the horrid cold and flu season whilst highlighting the shortage of baby blankets available to infants born to families in need.
Dettol are calling for all parents to recycle their old baby blankets by sending them in. Once collected the blankets will be hygienically washed using Dettol’s anti-bacterial laundry cleanser, this is an additive that kills 99.9% of bacteria even in temperatures as low as 15 degrees.
Laboratory tests commissioned by Dettol – on washed blankets donated by volunteer mum’s – show that baby blankets carry a variety of bacteria even after a 40 degree wash, with a third of the washed blankets harbouring coliforms – a group of bacteria linked to faeces.
Dettol have pledged to donate £1 for every blanket collected to children’s medical research charity, sparks to raise much-needed funds for UK families with children who are affected by serious illness or disabilities.
Rachel commented: “The Dettol baby blanket donation is really resonated with me as a mum. I remember bringing my girl’s home for the first time in theirs and what a special time that was. Many babies across the world will never get the chance to experience the comfort of a warm, clean blanket. Thats why im supporting the campaign, asking mums to donate blankets to those in need so that those babies don’t miss out.”
The Dettol baby blanket donation is encouraging parents across the UK to share precious baby blanket memories on Twitter with @Dettol’s mission for health facebook page. You can also join in by following the #sharethememories hash tag.and
You can find out how to donate a baby blanket here
If you would like to donate a baby blanket you can by sending them to:
Dettol Baby Blanket Donation
Balcombe Place Stables