You do have to wonder at the mentality of some people, take this example, a group, decided to arrange some fundraising for their local school. They aren’t attached to the school nor did they aim what they were doing at the school pupils. So they held their event in the local village hall and raised £1,560 for the school after costs of £800. It was a night of adult entertainment with male strippers, not my cup of tea, but it does seem to have worked and raised some necessary funds, but of course some people aren’t happy.
Stripper fundraiser for primary school branded ‘disgusting’ by mothers
A ladies’ night in aid of a village school has left some local mothers feeling hot under the collar – after two male strippers were booked as the entertainment.
More than 100 women turned out to see dancers All the Way Jay and Tommy Love reveal themselves at a village hall in aid of Clavering Primary School in Essex.
The pair, from the dance group Dream Men, helped raise £1,560 for pupils at the primary school and nearby Arkesden preschool.
But the event, which cost £800 to arrange, has divided the community and left some mothers vowing to withdraw their children from the school.
Yes that’s right, some mothers have vowed to remove their kids from the school despite the fact it had nothing to do with the school or pupils…
A mother-of-five, who asked not to be named, said she thought the night was “disgusting”.
“I could not believe they used a male stripper night to raise money for a primary school,” she said.
They being the Friends of Clavering who defended the event, saying it had nothing to do with the school or the pupils.
“I am not a prude – I have worked in bars all my life – but you can’t have these events associated with out children’s education.”
For the life of me I cannot see why not, it’s not as if the kids were invited now is it? Plus the Friends of Clavering have already stated that it had nothing to do with the school or the pupils. So against all your denials, yes, I’d say you were a prude, or thick.
“I have told the school and the head teacher my feelings but they have not responded so I am taking my children out”
Are you a moron? I mean really, the event was to raise money for the school but, it had nothing to do with the school or the pupils. Save only that the were going to get the cash the group had raised. They could always refuse I suppose, but for the life of me I don’t see why they should, after all, it had nothing to do with the school or the pupils. They weren’t invited, they were not involved, it was just a fundraiser in the village hall with an adult theme, get off your high horse you stupid woman.
Melody Carter, who has lived in the village for 40 years and has seen her sons and grandsons attend the school, added: “I fully understand how strapped for cash some rural schools are, but I have a problem with using something as distasteful as this to raise money.”
What part of it had nothing to do with the school or the pupils are you struggling with Melody? It might have been in dubious taste but it attracted 100 women and raised £1560 for the school despite the fact that it had nothing to do with the school or the pupils.
A spokeswoman from Clavering Primary School said: “We trust that both associations raise money for the schools using reputable and appropriate means.
Does this mean you’ll refuse the money? Plus who are you to decide that an outside group not under your control can do to raise funds, about the only thing you could do is ask them not to use your name, but then you risk them telling you to raise your own cash…
“We are sorry to learn that some parents were upset to learn of the recent event and assure them future events will be considered more carefully and the schools made fully aware of them.”
That would be events that have nothing to do with the school itself, simply a means of raising cash for a worthy cause? As I said you can always refuse it, though if I were one of the Friends of Clavering, I’d certainly think twice about trying to raise any money to help the bloody place.