Clenzair helped create a safe experience for hundreds of seriously ill children by installing NPBI technology at a unique Make-A-Wish Foundation event in Hampshire.
More than 500 poorly children missed out on a dream trip to Disneyland Paris due to Covid travel restrictions. However, Make-A-Wish Foundation, children’s charity Kentown Wizard Foundation and the Walt Disney Company all came together to put on the spectacular which saw TV presenter Emma Willis and magician Stephen Mulhern meet the children and listen to their inspirational stories.
Weeks before the first-of-its-kind experience air purification specialist Clenzair installed Needlepoint Bipolar Ionisation (NPBI) technology using free-hanging fans which have been proven to kill coronavirus in the ceilings of The Elvetham Hotel.
NPBI is an ‘active’ air purification system which means it can kill Covid particles suspended in the air or on a surface in the room. Laboratory tests against a live strain of SARS-CoV-2 have proven that NPBI can kill Covid-19, as well as other pathogens such as MRSA, bird flu, swine flu, ebola and E. Coli, by introducing air cleaning ions into the airstream.
The system is certified to the UL2998 standard to demonstrate that it does not release ozone or volatile organic chemicals and holds ISO1600-3, ISO 16000-6 and ISO 16000-9 certifications to prove that no harmful by-products are created.
Bradley Watkins, director at Clenzair, said: “Clenzair was absolutely thrilled to be involved in this Disney experience for Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Elvetham Hotel needed an air purification system that would ensure that the event was a Covid-safe experience for the children and we were delighted to offer them our technology which we installed within a few days.
“The NPBI air purification devices works by constantly cleaning the air and surfaces and, most importantly, can neutralise any pathogens it comes into contact with, including Covid. It does this by introducing completely harmless, naturally occurring cleaning ions into the airstream but, unlike chemical fogging systems, Clenzair allowed children and their families to remain present inside The Elvetham Hotel for the duration of the Disney experience.”
Make-A-Wish Chief Executive Jason Suckley said: “We’ve witnessed children gaping in awe at Disney characters they’ve only ever seen on a screen; going on the carousel 12 times in a row; practicing their Marvel character skills; spending their Elf coins at the Toy Story carnival and enjoying much-needed time together with their families – away from the pressures of their daily lives. It’s been truly wonderful to grant nearly 150 wishes this month and I’d like to thank Disney, The Kentown Wizard Foundation, all the suppliers involved and every single person who helped to make these wishes so personalised and precious.”
Deborah Armstrong, Senior Vice President and Country Manager, Disney UK & Ireland, said: “This event exceeded our expectations on every level. To see the positive impact this Disney Wish has had on children and families has been humbling and inspiring. We are so grateful to Make-A-Wish and The Kentown Wizard Foundation for enabling us to restart granting wishes after such a difficult year and I want to personally thank all of the families who made it so special.”