‘Come on Sniffy!’ shouted Jules, excitedly, ‘it’s time for a picnic!’ The Fabulous Five – Georgie, Tabitha, Tom, Jules and Sniffy the dog – were all gathered together in their usual secret hideout, the old, disused station master’s hut just past the end of Jules’s back garden.
Georgie piped up, ‘I say Jules, what made you think of going on a picnic?’
‘Haven’t you all heard? He replied, ‘It was in father’s newspaper today – saying it was National Picnic Week. Thought it was rather a good idea, actually. What does everyone else think?’
‘Sounds like marvellous fun to me, Jules,’ exclaimed Tabitha and everyone else agreed; everyone except Georgie that was.
Georgie didn’t want to go, not because she disliked picnics, but because big open fields and parks always seemed to make her awfully sneezy. But Jules persuaded her; ‘I’ve got something new that might help things, Georgie.’
‘Come on Tom’, shouted Tabitha, you can help me make the sandwiches. Jules can pop along to the village and buy some bottles of ginger beer. ‘It won’t be a proper picnic without lashings of ginger beer!’ she exclaimed.
The gang met up at their favourite spot, Sterringwood Park, at 2 o’clock. Everyone was happily sitting down on the huge checked picnic rug, ready to enjoy their banquet of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and rosy red apples.
‘Let’s tuck in then’ said Tom, looking longingly at the jam sandwiches and ginger beer.
But Georgie didn’t seem herself.
‘Aaa-ti-choo’ she exclaimed.
‘I brought you this’, said Jules, handing her an intriguing little white pot.
‘What do I do with this?’ she said.
‘Just wipe some on the base of your nose, Georgie – it should help things no end and it won’t make you feel sleepy, either.’
Georgie put some on wondering if Jules was being serious and how on earth it could help her. But he was right – miraculously, a few minutes later her sneezing and sniffling stopped.
‘Jules, you are clever. You’ve rescued me from my hayfever!’
Georgie noticed some tiny letters on the pot, spelling the words, ‘HayMax’. ‘I shall ask mother to buy me some of this stuff. Now I can enjoy picnics just the same as everyone else. Hurrah!’
And the best thing was Georgie would never have to worry about her silly sneezes spoiling the fun again.
HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms can be purchased from Holland & Barrett; selected Morrisons, Waitrose and Boots; independent chemists, pharmacists and health stores in your local village; on 01525 406600 and from haymax.biz. They retail at £6.99 per pot.
HayMax is an organic allergen barrier balm that helps trap pollen, dust and pet allergens. When applied around the base of the nostrils, it forms an invisible barrier which studies show traps dust and pet allergens and over one third of pollen grains before they enter the body . As long as this is enough to keep the sufferer below their sensitivity level, their symptoms won’t be triggered.
It’s 100% drug-free and natural, and its ingredients have been selected to be suitable for pregnant and breast-feeding women as well as children and teenagers. HayMax is Soil Association certified organic, vegetarian and has never been tested on animals. HayMax is the winner of no less than 36 awards and has been talked about by ITV’s Dr Chris Steele MBE on This Morning five times!
HayMax was developed by lifetime hayfever sufferer, Max Wiseberg in 2005, to help stop the cause of hayfever symptoms – namely, pollen – from getting into the body. MD, Max is also a well-known hayfever airborne allergens expert, appearing regularly in the press radio and TV.
HayMax has undergone three independent trials and studies, which have proven its effectiveness. In 2009, independent research on HayMax by The National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) by Professor Jean Emberlin found that HayMaxTM resulted in a “reduction to the amount of allergen entering the nose” . Then in 2012, a further NPARU study concluded that HayMax trapped one third of pollen grains before they entered the body and that it also trapped dust and pet allergens . And in July 2014, results of a survey by Allergy UK showed that almost eight out of ten respondents said that the balm helped some or all of their hayfever symptoms . In the same study, 48% of respondents said that HayMax™ allergen barrier balm worked immediately, and a further 33% said it worked after an hour or two.
HayMax is a family company with a strong ethical bias: Their cartons are FSC approved, the trays are made from PET and they source locally reducing miles travelled. Where possible HayMax save paper, recycle and save cardboard and re-use. They also try to order in larger quantities to reduce the number of deliveries made (and road miles covered) on their behalf.
 ‘Are you suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever)?’, Allergy UK, July 2014, supported and funded by HayMax™ July 2014
 Chief Investigator: Professor Roy Kennedy, Principal Investigator: Louise Robertson, Researcher: Dr Mary Lewis, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, 1st February 2012.
 Prof Jean Emberlin, Independent Research on HayMax Pollen Barrier Balm, The National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) University of Worcester WR2 6 AJ, July 20th 2009