Friday, 3 October 2014

Giveaway #426 : Win 1 of 5 Dettol Anti-Bacterial Laundry Cleansers - closed - winners Gemma Clark, Claire BbDiva Butler, Jodie Crossley, Champaklal Lad, Kerry Lethbridge.


Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser (which I reviewed here) has teamed up with UK children’s medical research charity, Sparks, to donate baby blankets to underprivileged children in the UK and abroad. The charity campaign, dubbed ‘Dettol’s Baby Blanket Donation’, aims to promote the dangers of bacteria on blankets and highlight the shortage of baby blankets available to infants born to disadvantaged families. 

 Every minute of every day, approximately 50 babies are born into poverty and will experience conditions lacking basic essentials including hygienically clean blankets. Poor hygiene conditions can contribute to illnesses such as diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration.

Laboratory tests commissioned by Dettol - on washed blankets donated by volunteer mums - show that baby ‘blankies’ carry a variety of bacteria even after a 40°C wash with a third of the washed blankets harbouring coliforms – a group of bacteria linked to faeces. Dettol is hoping to raise awareness of this research as well as donate much needed funds to support children’s health.

Celebrity Mum Rachel Stevens
Dettol are encouraging mums across the UK to “keep the memories, not the bacteria” by donating a blanket via Freepost and sharing their special recollections and photographs of their babies’ blanket on social media. Once collected, the baby blankets will be hygienically washed with Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser before being re-distributed by Dettol to families in need. Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser has also pledged to donate £1 to Sparks for every blanket collected to raise much needed funds for UK families with children who are affected by serious illnesss or disability. 

Celebrity mum of two, Rachel Stevens, is already on-board with the campaign having donated the first blanket and is calling out to mums across the UK to share their memories and donate blankets to needy children. She commented: ““The Dettol Baby Blanket Donation really resonated with me as a mum. I remember bringing my girls 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. That’s the reason why I’m supporting the campaign, asking mums to donate blankets to those in need so that those babies don’t miss out.”

Blanket donations will be collected until the end of December. Memories can be shared with @DettolBlanket #sharethememories or on Dettol’s Mission for Health Facebook page. For full details on how to donate please visit www.dettol.co.uk/donate


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137 comments:

  1. my kids had a little mickey from the disneystore!

    Ashleigh

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  2. my youngest has a little elephant, he calls it baba roo (baby elephant) very cute!

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  3. My grand daughter is attached to her blanket. She can't go to sleep with out it. We've tried to find a matching one but no success.

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  4. I've also commented on Autumnal Roast Pork.

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  5. My oldest had a stripy sheet she used to drag around everywhere, she called it a snuggy wuggy

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  6. commented on Couch to 5k? ALDI are giving me a little nudge !

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  7. Jellycat bunnies all different sizes and still have now for comfort

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  8. my eldest used to have a plain white blanket that he used to take everywhere

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  9. My daughter loves her dolly, and takes her everywhere and now sleeps with her!

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  10. My daughters teddy bear is one of which my mum got her (her nanna). She calls it teddy and has had it from when she was born. She doesn't go anywhere without it ☺

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  11. they all had a blankie, my eldest loved a silky label and used to rub it against his cheek

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  12. My son had a beautiful white crocheted blanket which he used for a long, long time and I still have it now. Can't bear to throw it out.

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  13. My daughter had a toy rabbit.

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  14. My daughter had a yellow and a paink comfort blanket that she only just gave up when she turned 3.

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  15. Corner of a blanket called pinky........aaahh x

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  16. A tatty blue piece of rag that was dismembered and in pieces after 3 years constant use, oh but it was loved!

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  17. My sons blankie ended up being a rag after so much use!

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  18. i used to use a white jumper as a blanket, it became really old and manky! commented on the competition fairy blog!

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  19. My daughter is 8 now and she still has her blankie. Its a noahs ark one and its so ragged! She still loves it.

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  20. I didn't have a comforter, but I had a favourite teddy that my mum insisted on putting through the wash when he got too grubby!

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  21. My grandchildren both love their blankets especially the labels. My granddaughter has to have her right thumb in her mouth and the label of her blanket in her hand before she will go to sleep x

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  22. my little ones is blue white and red and she loves it will not go to sleep without it!

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  23. My eldest had a blue elephant that he wouldn't let go of and still has it 8years on, my middle boy never had one and my youngest has a penguin

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  24. My son had a blue one with little red ships on it. He is 5 and still uses it today

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  25. All mine had little crochet blankets done by the Nan and used to go to sleep with them putting their fingers in and out the holes!

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  26. My son had a cars blanket that he sometimes still gets out and wraps around him

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  27. My youngest son had a lemon cellular blanket that he loved.

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  28. My daughter has had a little soft toy dog from a very young age and still has it to sleep with now.

    @rachiegr

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  29. My daughter had a bear called Norman. She wouldn't part with him, so he had to be in the studio photo with her sister

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  30. My son's blanket, he still has it now

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  31. My son never had a blanket which he took everywhere, but he did have a fimble soft toy. He still doesn't know that we had to replace it several times due to it getting too dirty or accidents!

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  32. My daughter had a bunny/lovie and originally it was pink, but as she grew, it became a much loved gray bunny

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  33. Mine was called Rosie - as all my toys were! Very imaginative!

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  34. both my kids have blankies (they are 7 and 8) and they were mine when i was a baby

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  35. my kids never used a comforter, I think I was quite lucky in that respect

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  36. my son has a Scout bear that he had to take everywhere with him

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  37. My little cousin has a tiny little bunny blanket that she has all of the time, she is always sucking on the bunnies ear :)

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  38. mine was a little chicken teddy type thing, when i used to get annoyed i started kicking it around like a ball!

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  39. a blankie that went everywhere

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  40. A cotton swaddling cloth that had become so manky it had to be quietly disposed of ...

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  41. I have commeted on Book review : A Trick of the Mind - Penny Hancock

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  42. Neither of my children were bothered about blankies .. my daughter is largely attached to her teddy bear

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  43. a snoopy which we left in a hotle when she was three she's 30 and has still not forgiven me

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  44. I still have it now im 28 and its a patchwork one xXx

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  45. my daughter who is now 18 it was a blue teddy rabbit

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  46. My mum has made all my children's first blankets, and now they are a bit bigger she has cleverly crocheted them into bigger blankets for their beds

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  47. i had a babbey- im 25vand still have it opps

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  48. my oldest has a toy green spider, which has survived endless things like house moves and still going strong after 23 years

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  49. Never had a material comforter x

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  50. My daughter had a small cuddly cat called meow meow when she was small....it still sleeps with her now aged 8.5 years!

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  51. My son adopted my Newcastle United shirt 17 years ago and still hasn`t let it go!

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  52. My son didn't have a comforter just lots of teddies xx

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  53. Apparently I had a blanket, but I don't remember myself!

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  54. It was hand knitted by a family friend and both my children loved it.

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  55. My son had a blanket with a bear on it then my daughter claimed it.

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  56. neither of mine had anything they were particularly attached to. My son had a bird he named Mr Pecky Rainbow when he was 5 that he still has now (he was 21 last week!!!) does that count?

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  57. lotsa heart elephant - leanne w

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  58. I had a white bear that I took everywhere. I still have him now (I'm 27), he sleeps with my son. (9 months)

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  59. My little girl always loved her muslin cloths, I died them all orange during the weaning stage though as they didn't get along with homemade puree's. She calls them her Molly's, She's three now and still takes one to bed with her and keeps it close when she's ill.

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  60. I've still got mine, it was crocheted for me by my grandma :)

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  61. My Oldest has a bear called Tess! My Youngest has Blankie!

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  62. My son had a bear that he would take to bed every night without fail!

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  63. my son had a teddy called ernie

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  64. My autistic son has always loved his Barney hot water bottle cover and still does even though he is now 20 :-)

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  65. Both my children had muslin cloths as comforters. They didn't mind them clean so I could just give them a clean one each day! I hate stinky comforters! Felicity kelly

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  66. my son takes his jelly cat comforter where ever he goes.

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  67. I had a white blanket with satin edge. I kept it well into my teens by which point it was a shred of blanket with a sliver of satin :)

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  68. My sons was yellow, hand made by a friend xx

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  69. My lg has never really had any, she occassionally gets attached to one thing and a few months later it's something else. Maybe because she had the dreaded d word. Still struggling to get through the night without them x

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  70. She still has a bit of it -it is a yellow machine crocheted type blankie with satin edging. I once tried buying another one so I could wash it and swap them over -it was an identical blankie but she could tell the difference and shunned it!! so I cut up her beloved blankie and make it into three , which was a risk but she accepted it !!

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  71. I also commented on your SilentSunday 12/10/2014 post - I always look for your Silent Sunday photos -I love the name and they are always entertaining

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  72. Pauline Burroughs15 October 2014 at 17:05

    My son used to love any teddy so long as it had a label. He would suck two fingers on one hand and rub the label with his other hand. When the label wore out he no longer wanted the teddy and had to have another one

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  73. my eldest had a disgusting flannel that she used to suck on! She loved it and it took us so long to get her off it!

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  74. My daughter doesn't really have a favourite one but she loves munching on the corner of a cellular blanket before she goes to sleep :)

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  75. My daughter loved her pink now grey bedspread

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  76. I made one for my daughter - crocheted , yellow and purple made of soft chenille yarn

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  77. it was a lion-shaped design one which she really loved
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  78. One had a duck called "'Duck" - and the other had a white bear called "Pom Pom"

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  79. sassy had a teddy from the bear factory & midge has a pink elephant whos ears she uses as a comforter

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  80. it was a pink fluffy thing very cosy and I got it from a place that was closing down so it was a bargin!
    Elisha

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  81. My twins had blue soft chenille type comforter each which were a gift from the Clair de Lune Company...long story :-)

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  82. My eldest son has a blue bear called Suzy, my youngest has never really had a comforter

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  83. My oldest son is 15 and he still takes his teddy to bed - It was his first teddy that was first put in his cot in the hospital when he was born and it was (and still is) used as a comforter. It is blue & white & rather worn out now!

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  84. i have it hidden in the wardrobe as she wouldn't go anywhere with out it. i told her i have changed it into a smelly cat ( bagpuss with lavender in it ) so the cat stays on her bed and the smelly blankets is in the wardrobe ;)

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  85. Mine was a teddy bear called Big Ted...and I still have him 31 years later!

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  86. My little one can't go to bed without her muslim cloth :)

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  87. She never really had one except a dummy

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  88. My sons blankie ended up looking like an old rag and still he wouldnt let go of it
    Claire D

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  89. My daughter didn't have a blanket but she had a little teddy called Derek that she took everywhere

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  90. If I ever managed to get my son's bit of white cot sheet off him to wash it he would be unsettled for days until it was back to its former unwashed glory :)

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  91. My daughter had a crib quilt which I had to cut smaller and repair each time it frayed. It ended up the size of a hankie!

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  92. My 3 year old has "Ted Ted" a teddy head on a knotted square from the Gro company "=_

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  93. My little girl has her hedgehog comforter and she loves it to bits. She sucks its nose when shes really tired lol shes 4 months old x

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  94. My boy has never taken to soft toys or blanket. His comforters are his dummy and his toy trains which go to bed with him

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  95. I didn't have a blankie but we did have a poorly persons blanket which we slept under on the settee when we were under the weather :)

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  96. my eldest son is never far from his blankie :)

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  97. She has a lovely fluffy pink blankie x

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  98. My girl has a pink teddy Pinky , never lets it out of her sight
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  99. Mine have never really been attached to anything like that.

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  100. It still exists, my daughter who is now 21 was given a pink elephant that squeaks, it helped her to sleep

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  101. mine both had bits of sheet but my oldest had a cuddly gorilla and sucked its arm - i had to keep getting him new ones when one got too ucky

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  102. Oh it must be bunny bear. That thing went everywhere.

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  103. My daughter has a blanket and it's a nightmare to wash she won't let it leave her sight

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  104. Nothing at all really but later it was two power ranger suits bought in the U.S. which became very faded as they were worn everyday for months'.

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  105. Mine was a Bunny Hat that I took everywhere and still have in a box to this day.

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  106. We had a green celluar clanket which comes out if someones ill or it gets really cold.

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  107. my daughter has a silky blanket

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  108. A grotty old bit of cloth, can't remember what it started out as!

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  109. None of my children or grandchildren have ever had one

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  110. my daughter had a pink snugglechum,she still loves it now 8 1/2 years on!! x

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  111. My daughter had a tartan blanket!

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  112. I had a little white teddy called "Little Ted" that went everywhere with me.

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  113. my mother in law knitted my daughters blanket, well loved and now given to my other halfs couin who i expecting a baby.

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  114. My dd had a giraffe that she still loves, but doesn't have to take everywhere :)

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  115. Neither me or my children had one
    catriona nation

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  116. I never had one!
    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

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  117. My son has an elephant snuggie that my Auntie got him when he was born, he still has to have it now he's 2 and a half

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  118. My 2 eldest boys used to post their finger through any clothes label they could find, and stroke it with their thumb. They are 14 and 11 now but still remember loving 'tickets'.
    My 4 year old son didn't take to any comforter and awaiting to see which big brother my 7 week old son takes after
    Ang Hedley

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  119. My little boy didn't really have a comforter at all

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  120. My daughter had an old baby grow as a comforter & has just given it up - age 10!

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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