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Sussex Travel Clinic – Colossal Cake Sale 2013

Doing the best you can 

Last year alone over £160,000 was raised by some 700 cake lovers across the country in aid of Help For Heroes. So if you have decided to take part in this year’s Colossal Cake Sale then you will know that, while it’s an exciting time and a worthy cause, there are lots of things to think about. Once you’ve signed up to the web site and received your 2013 fundraiser pack to help you then the next step is to contact people who are willing to help out.


They could be anyone from neighbours, friends, families or even local businesses. If you know of anyone who can make a good cake or is a keen baker (including yourself) then it’s always worth getting in touch to ask for their assistance. Most people are willing to help out a worthy charity.

 And even if they aren’t up to the task of baking there is always the option to sell merchandise from the official web store.

 Now that you have help…


 …where do you host your event? It all depends on how big you are expecting your event to be. You might even consider choosing your event first so you know how many people you need. There are many areas in your local community where you can set up your event.

Perhaps a local school has provided help from pupils. So why not host it at their school? Or maybe a church that you attend. What about an area in your town square thereby attracting the most attention?

And, of course, with the bake sale being held between 20th April and 5th May who knows maybe the weather will hold out and you know of a particularly glorious park that’s just crying out for such a worthy event. It’s all about doing your best to help brave servicemen and women by raising charity for their cause.

With such a wide range of mosquito nets available it is often hard to know which net to choose. It really does depend on what type of trip  you need the net for. If you are backpacking and space is limited the Ultra net may be the most suitable as this net comes in a very compact bag. If you are camping then the Care Plus Pop Up Dome net or the Lifesystems Geo Net would be ideal. Here we look at the different nets available.

If you are travelling to an area where malaria is present we recommend you purchase a net with long lasting impregnation (LLI) in. These nets are impregnated with chemicals that last for up to 2 years and a mosquito will die on contact if it lands on the net. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend these if you are visiting a malaria risk area.

1. The Lifesystems Ultra Net £19.99

Advantages – the lightweight, compact design means it will fit snuggle in your backpack without taking up too much room. Weighs only 200 g. Has LLI.







2. The Careplus Pop Up Dome Mosquito Net – £27.99

Advantages – Self supporting net, no hanging kit required. Compact and lightweight for travel- 400 g. Has LLI. Ideal for camping or for those staying in different places night after night as it does not need to be hung up. Watch the video….



3. Mosinet Double Mosquito Net -£47.99

Advantages – another self supporting net that has LLI. Repels and kills insects on contact.







4. The Care Plus Combi Box Mosquito Net – £37.99

Advantages – very versatile net that can be hung in four different ways. Ideal for use anywhere. Double net with LLI. Watch the video…



5. The Lifesystems Geo Net – £49.99

Advantages – a self supporting freestanding net that can be used if you are sleeping outdoors. Requires no hanging kit and has LLI.

Lifesystems Geo Net






All of these nets are available to buy in clinic or online via our sister site –FREE UK DELIVERY