WaterWipes launch the Pure Foundation Fund in UK and Ireland. Nominations are now open!

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01/10/2020

midwife and a baby

WaterWipes is proud to launch the Pure Foundation Fund, a new bursary scheme in the UK and Ireland, which recognises the incredible work of all healthcare professionals involved in the pregnancy, birth and post-natal journey.

Nominations are now open!

If you are a healthcare professional working in the UK or Ireland and would like to nominate yourself or a colleague, read more below. If you are a new or expectant parent, you can also nominate a healthcare professional in the UK or a nurse/midwife in Ireland involved in your pre or post-birth journey here.

The COVID-19 health crisis has highlighted the importance of human connection. The pandemic has opened people’s eyes to the dedication of our healthcare heroes who have gone above and beyond to provide support, compassion and care for others.

A whole host of nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals are involved in the pregnancy, birth and post-natal journey. These are the hands that touch the lives of expectant and new parents, both physically and emotionally. From the first scans and antenatal care; to the hands that deliver the baby, care for a premature baby and support parents and newborns when they leave the hospital. These are the hands that bring so many lives into the world. That is why WaterWipes want to recognise and celebrate the incredible work of these professionals – to put faces and names to these hands and to tell the remarkable stories of the lives they have touched.

Both the winning healthcare professionals from the UK and a nurse or midwife in Ireland will receive:

  • £2,500 (UK) or €2,500 (Ireland) for their department to continue to improve the care of parents and babies. For example, purchase equipment, provide resources for parents, fund training, improve practice / care or support further research relating to pregnancy, baby care and neonatal care.

  • A WaterWipes Pure Foundation Fund plaque

How to enter

WaterWipes is encouraging healthcare professionals involved in the pregnancy, birth and post-natal journey to nominate themselves and/or their colleagues for the scheme.

UK healthcare professionals should complete this nomination form and Irish healthcare professionals nominating a nurse or midwife or those nurses or midwives wishing to self-nominate should complete this nomination form.

As part of your nomination form, you will be required to submit a 400-800-word statement summarising your / your nominee’s story, initiative or research project. WaterWipes is looking for entries that are moving and inspiring. Please begin your entry with ‘These are the hands...’

Nominations for both the UK and Irish schemes are now open and the deadline for submitting entries is the 30th November 2020. Nominated winners will be contacted via their professional organisations and asked if they wish to participate.

For further information about the UK scheme, or questions regarding the application process, please contact UKPureFoundationFund@golin.com or see the full UK terms and conditions. To download a poster about the scheme to share with your colleagues or display in your place of work click here.

For further information about the Irish scheme, or questions regarding the application process, please contact IrelandPureFoundationFund@golinireland.com or see the full Irish terms and conditions. To download a poster about the scheme to share with your colleagues or display in your place of work click here.

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About WaterWipes

WaterWipes, the world’s purest baby wipes, are a non-medicated baby wipe that contain just two ingredients, 99.9% high purity water and a drop of fruit extract. They provide safe cleansing for the most delicate newborn skin, whilst offering the convenience of a wipe. They have been validated by the Skin Health Alliance as being ‘purer than cotton wool and water’ and are so gentle they can be used on premature babies.

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