Showering traveller returns for final April shower

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Around the world in 80 showers is nearing its end as Mira’s showering ambassador, Gary Knox, fittingly returns during England’s April shower period.

Gary Knox set-off on his adventure of a lifetime with just a rucksack and an aim in mind – to seek out the world’s undiscovered, unusual, unique, bizarre and spectacular showering experiences and to feedback to the Mira headquarters for future product development. These included a staggering 43m bungee jump in New Zealand, experiencing the 12-yearly Kumbh Mela pilgrimage and enjoying one of nature’s power showers underneath the Anthrippilly Falls, India.

Athiripally Falls, Kerala

 

Underpinning all of these adventures and experiences was also the aim to generate awareness and to raise funds for the global charity, Water Aid. Gary Knox explains why this was such an imperative part of his trip:

“Throughout my journey, Water Aid and the work the charity carries out was extremely prevalent. One of my greatest highlights was in India and actually seeing first-hand the sterling work that’s carried out by the charity to ensure every home on the 120km road between Varanasi and Allahabad has access to a well. I was extremely proud to be linked to Water Aid throughout my trip; it really did highlight how basic sanitary conditions can often be taken for granted in most of the world. I hope this adventure has not only provided Mira with the insight they required, but has also raised far more awareness for this charity. Even though my trip has ended, raising funds for the charity still continues. I urge everyone to visit the Just Giving page and donate generously today http://www.justgiving.com/80Showers

Kawarau Bridge Bungee, Queenstown, New Zealand

Gary documented his experiences not only to keep up to date with his followers, but also to give fans of Around the World in 80 Showers the chance to engage with Gary during his travels. Followers offered suggestions of destinations and experiences he could sample as part of his adventure and all can be viewed on www.facebook.com/80showers.

Roger Crabb, marketing manager at Mira showers said: “When looking for our showering ambassador, we knew we wanted to find someone with a passion for travel and a keen eye for adventure and the unusual. After meeting Gary and hearing of his previous journeys, we knew he was the right man for the job.

As well as highlighting the Water Aid initiative, we wanted Gary to feedback his showering experiences to Mira headquarters, with a view to integrating them into the Mira showering portfolio. It’s early days yet but you could be seeing the elephant trunk shaped shower head in a shop near you soon”.

 

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