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24 November 2017

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month - Plus Your Chance to Win #COMonsters

At this time of year many of us are busy shopping for gifts, sorting out our Christmas dinner menu and booking visits to see Santa so ensuring your boiler is serviced and your home is safe is unlikely to be a priority - it probably feels like an unnecessary expense at an already expensive time of year. It is however incredibly important, especially as a carbon monoxide leak can often go unnoticed (it can't be seen, smelt or tasted) and the festive period is when we generally have lots of gatherings with friends and families who could potentially be at risk without realising.

November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month which is the perfect time to find out how to identify a leak, learn about the symptoms of being poisoned and how to protect your home with help from npower.

As a parent I think it's vital to protect my children and my home to the best of my ability so I get my boiler serviced annually and have alarms fitted throughout my house. It's quite concerning to think that 61% of the UK haven't had theirs done in the past year according to the recent statistics and that a third don't even have a carbon monoxide alarm. With 95% of the UK not knowing what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are either they could be seriously endangering their lives and those of their loved ones. It doesn't take long to read up on the facts for your own peace of mind and npower have lots of information on their website.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is something that every family, including children, should discuss at some point so that you all know what to look out for. This is possibly a topic that may be difficult to bring up with the younger generation however, so we have a creative idea in mind to help you out which could also see yourselves winning a safety related prize...

For your chance to WIN a Nest Protect Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector worth £109:

  • Ask your child(ren) to draw what they imagine a CO Monster would look like and then upload it to THIS Facebook post or share it on Twitter 
  • Use the #COMonsters hashtag with the picture and if you're entering via Twitter make sure you tag me @TheMiniMesAndMe
  • Our favourite will be chosen as the winner and sent the prize!

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 10th December 2017 and is open to UK residents only.

Good luck!

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  1. maria rogers05/12/2017, 14:44

    Ive got one already! a MUST HAVE!!!!

  2. Essential for every home!

  3. We don't have a gas supply, but for any home that does, these are essential!


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