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Piri's

Outdoor

Pursuits

About Piri Allergy

Piri are allergy experts and have 60 years experience in developing products to help tackle all these symptoms. Within the range there are a choice of treatments to suit the whole family; including Pirinase (suitable for 18 years+), a nasal spray which works directly at the source, and Piriteze, a tablet which provides up to 24 hour max strength allergy relief (suitable for children 6+ and adults).

That’s why we’re embarking on Piri’s Outdoor Pursuits: enabling families to get back to nature and enjoy the outdoors. Find out what happens as mum Colette, dad Dave and kids Ben, Chloe and Amy swap their house for a hut to spend a week learning about ecotherapy and wild living, while having fantastic family fun outdoors.

Enjoying the outdoors

Escaping into the great outdoors and getting close to nature is one of life’s great pleasures. The benefits are so strong that there is a recognised practice called ecotherapy that is designed to help improve your emotional and physical wellbeing through doing outdoor activities and reconnecting with nature.1

But if you suffer from allergies like hay fever, which are triggered by grass, tree and weed pollen, then being outdoors in the spring and summertime isn’t always so enjoyable. Fortunately there is something that may relieve those unpleasant symptoms like sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and a runny, itchy or blocked-up nose.

1 Ecotherapy | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems. 2017. Ecotherapy | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/ecotherapy/#.WInlU1OLT4Y. [Accessed 26 January 2017].

Meet Ben NcNutt - Wilderness Skills Expert

Born in rural County Donegal on the North West coast of Ireland, Ben McNutt, has a lifelong passion and respect for nature. He trained under survival expert, Ray Mears, before setting up on his own in 2001. From his base at the Lake District he runs Woodsmoke Bushcraft and Wilderness Survival courses, as well as leading survival expeditions around the world.

Ben is an expert in wild camping, wilderness skills and foraging and can teach the Burgess family everything they need to know to get the most from their outdoors adventure, from lighting a fire from scratch to where to pick the tastiest wild treats. His top tip for the family is to pack a good sense of humour as then whatever Mother Nature throws at you, you can keep on smiling!

Meet Beth Collier – Ecotherapist

Based in London, Beth Collier specialises in helping individuals to improve their wellbeing by spending time outdoors. Research shows that getting closer to nature can make you not only feel better, but also helps to promote a healthier lifestyle. 2 Beth is passionate about helping people to develop positive relationships in and with nature and in 2013 set up Wild in the City! which runs courses in London to help reconnect urban dwellers with the natural environment through outdoor living skills and traditional craft courses.

reconnect urban dwellers with the natural environment through outdoor living skills and traditional craft courses. Beth will support the Burgess family as they make the shift from city life in Manchester to experience the benefits of being outdoors and connecting more closely with nature.

2 Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood & Jo Barton Essex Sustainablitiy institute and School of Biological Sciences - University of Essex An evaluation for Mind. 2013. Ecominds effects on mental wellbeing. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.mind.org.uk/media/354166/Ecominds-effects-on-mental-wellbeing-evaluation-report.pdf. [Accessed 6 February 2017].