Let them eat cake! (whilst helping a great cause!)

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Here at Jangro last month, we continued our effort to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the annual ‘Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. It was a great event, with a number of staff baking up delicious treats that would rival those of the Great British Bake Off! We are proud to announce that we raised a total of £350 at the coffee morning.

A big thank you to all Jangro members, staff and our group suppliers for their fantastic efforts, not only at the coffee morning, but for helping, sponsoring and encouraging us in our other recent charitable endeavours which have included sponsored walks, triathlons, marathons, race nights, raffles and auctions.

Over the summer, we also hosted a ‘Supplier Round Robin and Gala Evening’ event which proved to be another ideal time to hold a raffle and fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as offering our suppliers an excellent opportunity to meet the whole Jangro membership in one room. Getting all 44 independent companies in one room was hugely beneficial for our suppliers, saving them a lot of travelling, and offering them the chance to learn about new products, promotions and initiatives available in our network. Thanks to the generosity of the suppliers, fundraising at this event brought in over £2,600 – a fantastic amount!!

Here at Jangro, we are extremely proud to be working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and helping a charity that does so much great work. Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. From the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, Macmillan is a constant source of support to people affected by cancer, including victims themselves, as well as carers, family members, volunteers and community members.

Taking the sum raised at our Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and ‘Supplier Round Robin and Gala Evening’ into account, we have now raised a grand total of more than £55,000 so far! Over the next three years we will be continuing to work hard to reach our fundraising goal of £100,000 to support this most worthy charity.

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If you would like to help us to reach our target and wish to donate, visit our Just Giving Page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jangro

Washing our hands for a better future

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It’s Global Handwashing Day on Sunday 15th October, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. This year’s theme is ‘Our Hands, Our Future’, reminding us that handwashing not only protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world.

Handwashing is an easy, affordable and effective way to achieve continued health, wellbeing and productivity for ourselves, our families and communities. This simple act can reduce the number of lost sick days at work and school, prevent contamination in catering workplaces, protect visitors and patients from infection at healthcare facilities, and even help fight the spread of antibiotic resistance. Here are some interesting facts courtesy of globalhandwashing.org.

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At Jangro, we take hand hygiene seriously and have given careful thought to the products we offer through our network. We know that the efficacy of hand hygiene products in tackling infections is a crucial factor in tackling the spread of infections so all hand hygiene products we offer conform to key standards including EN 1499, EN1276 and EN13727. Our Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Catalogue gives further details of our latest washroom range, including perfumed and unperfumed liquid soaps, foams, sanitising gels and wipes. You will also find a range of wall charts and posters, including a guide to hand washing, which can be downloaded for free and used in facilities as part of a hand hygiene campaign.

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We also know that having a range of options available can increase the likelihood that a person will wash or sanitise their hands more regularly, and more effectively. That’s why we offer dispenser options to suit all preferences, including a specially-developed range of hand hygiene products for children called Jangronauts.

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The Jangronauts range helps children learn about the importance of hand hygiene in a fun, interactive and educational way. The range of hand washing dispensers (with a selection of soap options), toilet tissue dispensers and hand drying units for washrooms all feature the fun ‘Jangronaut’ characters; whilst a wide range of free support materials is also available to help teachers and parents engage with children and deliver the hand washing message in a fun and interactive way. For more information go to www.jangronauts.co.uk

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This October 15th, whether you are celebrating at school, in a health or catering facility, or at home with your community, let’s wash our hands and invest in a better future!