Sunday, 21 February 2016

My Second School Fundraiser

My latest (and last!) kids bingo session raised £315, so my two events made a combined total of just over £1000 to help the boys school.  I think I made less the second time round as the timing was not so good with people away on holiday over the half term, so something to consider if you have plans on hosting a fundraiser at some point in the future.  But the funds will still be a welcome addition regardless and by and large those that attended really enjoyed themselves at the event.  Youngest seen here with our friend was in his element.

I would like to extend a big thank you to my contributors this time round. donated a rather snazzy skateboard (£34.95).  Lots of the bingo players had their eye on it, but my eldest came up trumps and spent the rest of the bingo game sat on it glowing with happiness looking more than a little smug about his win!  Skates have a fabulous choice of products so if you’re after a skateboard, scooter or skates they are a great place to start shopping.

WOW Toys have lovely British designed toys with children’s developmental needs in mind.  They very kindly sent the Bathtime Friends set (£29.99) which is guaranteed to make bath time lots more interesting and fun!  My children are always eager to have a bath but not all children are the same, those that are more reluctant will soon come round when introduced to this lovely WOW Toys set.  No batteries are required which is always a bonus and this set is ideal for imaginative play with the bobbing boats, a squirting fireboat and four figures for exciting bath time adventures.

Drumond Park came to the rescue with some of their most popular board games, Og on the Bog, Sshh Don’t Wake Dad, Articulate for Kids! and Logo What Am I?.  We have reviewed all these games and were only to happy to offer them up as bingo prizes, the boys love Og on the Bog especially because its very cheeky fun with Og farting away!  Children love toilet humour so let them get it out of their system by playing this game.

Fisher Price sent a selection of different items including the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Teaching Tote which has learning content that adapts with the age of your child.  With songs, words and phrases there is plenty to amuse and entertain them up to stage three where early role-play is encouraged.  It is a sturdy well-made toy that will appeal to both girls and boys.  Children will enjoy having their own bag to carry the included book and apple rattle.

Esdevium Games sent their Timeline range pitched for children 8+; it’s a great way to get them thinking about what happened when and trying to put the cards in the right point of a chronological line.  They have six themes currently available (Inventions, Science & Discoveries, Historical Events, General Interest, Music & Cinema and Star Wars) with another coming out in autumn this year (British History).