Mark and Josh The Hydration Foundation
Mark Moran and Josh Wintersgill

Aiming to encourage better hydration for disabled people, easyTravelseat and The Hydration Foundation has confirmed a new collaboration to provide a free Hydrant bottle with every easyTravelseat order.

Available for both rented and purchased seats, the partnership will see the organisations tackle what it says is the biggest single issue in healthcare: dehydration.

An in-situ transfer sling and seat designed to help wheelchair users transfer into and out of aeroplane seats, the easyTravelseat is the creation of entrepreneur Josh Wintersgill. After winning easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s UK Disabled Entrepreneurs Awards 2018, Josh and his sling seat joined the easyGroup family of brands.

Josh, who has a muscular wastage condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is also a user of the Hydrant flask and was keen to help bring the product to others.

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“For years, I have suffered with dehydration,” explained Josh.

“My urine would always be very dark throughout the day and I suffer with a lot of fatigue. Family and carers are always saying, Josh you need to drink more. But I always subconsciously avoid it because it requires a lot of effort to lift bottles, particularly now I am getting weaker.

“So, when I saw the Hydrant I had to contact Mark and get myself one.”

Designed specifically for those with limited mobility and dexterity, the Hydrant refillable water bottles enable users to maintain their health, dignity and independence whilst also freeing up time for carers to focus on other areas.

The Hydrant’s patented water bottle clips, hooks or hangs using a simple one-piece cap/hook/handle, enabling it to be attached to beds, chairs, wheelchairs and drip stands.

“I can drink now without having to ask. I was so thrilled with my increased hydration, I had to meet Mark to see how we could collaborate together,” continued Josh.

“I am pleased to say with every easyTravelseat we rent or sell, the Hydration Foundation will provide our customer with a free Hydrant.

“Being able to promote and encourage better hydration from my own experiences with the support of easyTravelseat and The Hydration Foundation is simply incredible. I am extremely thankful to Mark for making this happen.”

Founded by Mark Moran as a registered charity in 2016, The Hydration Foundation’s vision is to ensure that everyone who needs a Hydrant can receive one for free.

Mark ended: “Every time I meet Josh, it is clear of the impact he wants to make in the world. I am pleased that The Hydration Foundation can support Josh in achieving this. I very much look forward to supplying and seeing easyTravelseat customers with Hydrants in the future.”

At the start of the year, the Hydrant was selected as Ableworld’s Product of the Month.

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