northernirelandworld.com 13 Jan, 2022 16:45 am

A tenth of Brits will lose or break 10 or more umbrellas in their lifetime

A tenth of Brits will lose or break 10 or more umbrellas in their lifetime
A survey of 2,000 UK adults has shown the umbrella is one of the nation’s most lost items - and 28 per cent of Brits have turned up to an important work meeting soaking wet as they didn’t have a brolly.

James Latham from Premier Inn, which carried out the nationwide study on Brits’ brolly use, said: "With sixty per cent of Brits owning two or more umbrellas it seems they still can’t help losing and breaking them and needing to buy new ones on the spur of the moment.Premier Inn commissioned the brain teaser to mark its new rental umbrellas trial in 30 of its hotels launched in partnership with  DripDrop – with a minimum of 15 percent of each borrowing fee going to the hotel chain's charity partner Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity).To find out more about Premier Inn’s umbrella hire scheme or to purchase your very own to keep visit  p” Almost a fifth of those polled (18 per cent) said they had broken or lost an umbrella after just one outing.

Nearly a fifth wrecked one after getting it trapped inside a car door, but 85 per cent said wind had wrecked their umbrella by blowing it inside out.And 81 per cent said they agreed it was a good idea for hotels to offer umbrellas to guests, according to the  OnePoll .

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