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NOW CLOSED MN Survey-time: lots of prizes to be won

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Feb-14 09:53:57

We have a couple of surveys live at the moment either for MNHQ or for clients - we'd love you to complete which ever ones you qualify for. Please keep an eye on winners' corner on talk for the prize draw winning MN nicknames.

NOW CLOSED A survey open to all UK parents: add your opinion and your details at the end and you'll be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £150 M&S voucher.

NOW CLOSED: And a survey about events you may attend with your family - open to all UK MNers - there's a £250 voucher to be won for this one!

NOW CLOSED: Secondly a survey all about undertaking paid work and children. This survey is for all UK MNers who have at least one child and were working before they had children. It doesn't matter whether you are currently in paid work or not, we still want to hear from you. Add your details at the end and you could win a £200 Love2Shop voucher.

NOW CLOSED: And last but not least - a survey about sanitary protection - open to all UK women - and you could win a £50 Amazon voucher for sharing your views.

Thanks so much and best of luck with the prize draws!

smile
MNHQ

IBakeThereforeIAm Sun 23-Feb-14 23:11:45

I would have put this in an "other comments" section of the survey had there been one!

IBakeThereforeIAm Sun 23-Feb-14 23:10:39

I have just completed the meningitis one and I agree the questions were one sided. I would have wanted more background information if I was not a health care professional (which I am). Also, the question about info after birth - new mothers cannot be given all info there is in one go so a question on prioritisation would be more relevant I think.

Oodhousekeeping Sun 23-Feb-14 18:38:09

howard only reason it's not on nhs is cost. High cost to save 'only' (approx) 500 cases a year. A high percentage of these end in death/disability though which is a cost to the nhs not used in their calculation.
My son was 'lucky' and was caught early but his treatment and follow up care is 2 years + of check ups and assessments all costing a lot more than the £75 vaccine would be.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 23-Feb-14 17:33:17

Thanks for all the feedback so far: will deffo be passed on to relevant parties!

Two of these surveys are now closed as we have reached the numbers we needed so I have amended the OP.

HowardTJMoon Sun 23-Feb-14 13:56:02

The Meningitis one seemed written to evoke a response of "Yes, roll out the Meningitis B vaccinations now!!!"

I'm generally very pro-vaccination but I'd like a bit more background information about why this vaccine isn't yet available on the NHS before I answer a skewed survey.

MissieEverdeen Sun 23-Feb-14 13:47:05

Just realised it's not just run by Matt (got that impression from the FB page) it's also his partner Claire, so there hasn't been the lack of female input I had assumed.

MissieEverdeen Sun 23-Feb-14 13:17:53

AnneEyhtMeyer very good point that it doesn't say how much will be donated to the charity. I think that needs to be made public. I'm very interested in supporting Camfed but not through Auntie Daisy.

Re salaries, packing etc, according to Auntie Daisy's Facebook page the boxes are packed by Clarity, who employ visually impaired and disabled people to pack and make toiletries and other products.

MissieEverdeen Sun 23-Feb-14 13:10:15

Just wanted to add my utter amazement at Auntie Daisy - I did the survey last week and have been reading up about it.

Nearly £4 for a box of tampons or towels that possibly wouldn't even be enough to last for an average 5-7 day period? (They supply 12-16 towels, or 20 tampons). If I still used towels, this certainly wouldn't be enough. Discreet packaging? Why?

I don't think a box of 20 tampons would fit through everyone's letterbox anyway - and if the postie left them on the mat on a wet day you'd come home to an exploding box!

"More, it is designed for convenience – to give women who might have been caught out by their period in the past, one less thing to think about each month." - Hmm, that's the thing, it happens every month for most of us. Not exactly a surprise. And if your period "catches you out" by being irregular, or overly heavy some months, then a monthly delivery just isn't going to help you is it?

I'm considering writing to Matt Lill the founder about it - I'm assuming Matt doesn't have periods himself!

DP has just said himself "why would you want to get your tampons in a discreet package through the post when there are shelves full in the supermarket and zero embarrassment in buying them?"

I wonder if Andrex would consider doing the same with loo roll?

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 22-Feb-14 14:34:03

grin SDTG

Although it might be outside his job description!

Well - your bush would be an appropriate place for the postman to leave your parcel of Auntie Daisy sanpro, wouldn't it, exexpat? grin

And Itotally struggled with what brands would I want on a London day out, and ended up with M and S sandwiches grin

My comment on Auntie Daisy was nearly WTF but instead was "i am not embarassed about buying sanitary products, or having periods, and in no way will I be teaching my children that".

Grrrrr. Guess I won't win their prize!

exexpat Sat 22-Feb-14 00:48:27

I also find the whole premise of the Auntie Daisy thing weird.

Firstly, I haven't been embarrassed about buying tampons since I was about 13.

Secondly, what is the point of overpriced tampons/pads, from a very limited selection, delivered to your door - well, that probably means postman/yodel courier would attempt to deliver while I'm out and then I would either have to trek down to the sorting office to collect them, or retrieve a soggy box of sanitary supplies from under a bush/in my bin.

Nope, think I'll stick to chucking them in my trolley at the supermarket as usual, and maybe donate direct to one of those charities.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 21-Feb-14 22:54:53

I've switched over.

Oodhousekeeping Fri 21-Feb-14 22:50:20

You lot need to watch Graham norton now.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 21-Feb-14 22:46:08

I think I'm in peri-menopause, as my periods are getting shorter and the gap between them more erratic, and my pissed-offness is getting longer and more intense.

For what it's worth I would probably have done the same with my router in your position. blush I often feel that way towards my DH. grin

Mignonette Fri 21-Feb-14 22:41:05

Nor sure whether menopause has made me pissed off with the world permanently.

I go from 0-100 in the rages. I stamped on my router this morning sad because my provider cancelled my service three days too early before the new one kicked in. So i had to call the new provider and beg them to switch me on early so I could plug in my new router.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 21-Feb-14 22:15:14

grin

I don't think you're mardy. My period is due so I'm pissed off with the world anyway!

Mignonette Fri 21-Feb-14 22:08:45

grin

I was even born on a Mardi wink

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 21-Feb-14 22:07:03

DD (age 4) is learning the days of the week in French and when I told her Tuesday was "Mardi" she said "Oohh! X is mardy! Is it named after her?"

Mignonette Fri 21-Feb-14 22:05:13

I miss hearing it and it is one of those phrases along with 'mardy' (particularly appropriate for me tonight) that always sounds in my head as if he was still speaking it.

And I'm a southerner! He wasn't.

Yes on MN you can absolutely rant and rave then take a step back and think 'eh' - I must read like a frother.

My Grandad used to call us that too smile.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 21-Feb-14 22:00:33

Thanks Who - we're all friends really, we just need to find common ground!

Haven't heard "daft apeth" in years!

Mignonette Fri 21-Feb-14 21:58:06

That's kind of you Who.

I probably don't deserve it - feel like a daft apeth as my Grandfather would say blush

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