Around the world in 80 showers

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Ever wondered how showering and bathing habits change from continent to continent? Mira Showers, The UK’s No.1 shower manufacturer, is on a mission to do just that and has finally found its very own Phileas Fogg!

Gary Knox from Colne, Lancashire, has been chosen to travel the world on the all expenses paid, Around the World in 80 Showers trip, in search of weird and wonderful bathing and showering experiences. More importantly Gary’s trip, which will be fully documented on Facebook and Twitter, will highlight the plight of a number of the world’s population for basic running water. His trip also hopes to raise vital money to support Wateraid, a charity dedicated exclusively to the provision of safe domestic water to the world’s poorest people.

Gary Knox, 32, said of the announcement: “To be chosen out of so many worthwhile candidates for this unique opportunity is amazing. Travel is my biggest passion in life and so seeking out the world’s most unique showering experiences is a dream prospect.

“To add an element of the unknown to the trip, we will be asking the British public to suggest far flung destinations through the campaign’s very own Facebook and Twitter pages – so where I’ll end up and what I end up doing is anyone’s guess! In fact the public has already been busy suggesting places for me to visit and so far I’ll definitely be off bathing with elephants in Cochin in India, visiting China’s Ancient Water Towns and bathing in Naturally Carbonated Springs in Salt Lake City amongst other amazing places. If anyone wants to donate to this worthwhile cause you can visit”

Gary’s journey will be documented via video diary and regular posts which will be made to the Around the World in 80 Showers Facebook page ( Mira Showers is inviting the UK to submit suggestions for the itinerary, as well as commenting on the showering ambassador’s adventures while he is on his trip. Facebook fan who submits an entry that makes it into the final itinerary will win a Mira 360 showerhead.


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