Online and in the shops: Pamper time

Now in its ninth year, the Pampers UNICEF campaign has helped to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus in 15 countries. 

Online and in the shops: Pamper time

To-date parents in Ireland have donated almost 20 million vaccines through the campaign, which runs from October to December each year. But there are still babies in 24 of the world’s poorest countries at risk from this fatal but preventable disease. Emma Bunton, pictured, Pampers’ ambassador said: “It’s so easy to get involved and support this campaign — simply buy a specially marked pack of Pampers or watch one of our campaign videos”; www.pampers.ie/unicef

THINK PINK: From statement pink bags to luxurious lingerie sets, treat yourself to something from Debenhams Think Pink range and they’ll donate 25% of the selling price to breast cancer research and care. Throughout October they will also be donating 50c from every bra sold; www.debenhams.ie

HEADS UP: Back to school often signals the return of this itchy pest. Of more than 200 parents surveyed by LloydsPharmacy, 56% have children who have head lice and 43% say their children have head lice more than once, some up to four or five times. During the month of October, Lyclear is offering 33% off its product range at LloydsPharmacy stores nationwide. There are also free comb kits available in-store allowing parents to regularly check their children’s heads; www.lloydspharmacy.ie

WORD IS: The 27th MS READaTHON, Ireland’s largest and longest-running sponsored read for young people is now under way. More than 14,500 students in almost 500 schools take part each year, helping MS Ireland provide community-based services all over the country. This year’s reading period runs until November 10; to help young readers compile their reading lists, some of MS READaTHON’s favourite books for 5-8 year olds include: The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss; Mad Grandad and the Mutant River by Oisin McGann; The Legend of Captain of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eoin Colfer; The Minpins by Roald Dahl; The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey; The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo; The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle; Judy Moody by Megan McDonald; Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton; A Cat Called Penguin by Holly Webb; Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren; www.msreadathon.ie

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