It sends a shiver down my spine - sports day, summer fairs, school trips, raffles, school plays, prizes, donations the list seems to go on and on during this term. Not a week goes by without a coloured sheet of paper being waved in my face by Middle Son saying "letter from school for you".
Now the fact that it isn't in a brown envelope addressed to me personally makes me feel better but when I read the sheet I just know it is going to involve me sourcing something or paying something.
This year I have to applaud the idea's I have seen for our summer fair. With the economy the way it is, they are certainly looking at alternative forms of fund raising. We are having a 'Most amusing fruit or vegetable' competition, not for a prize but for the glory! Now that's worth going to the Fair just to view what gets handed in to be judged and no doubt end up with a lighter purse at the end !
So I would like to know what the weirdest thing you have been asked to donate, find or make to raise funds for a school event..