Don’t ask me how it happened but this year I somehow ended up as chair of the PTA at my children’s school. The first big event that we’ve run was a Summer Fun Day (a Summer Fete by any other name). There were bouncy castles, a BBQ, activities and bar. We chose the Saturday before the end of the summer term and hoped for good weather. The week before had been the hottest of the year and the Friday was beautifully sunny so it was looking good, however on the Saturday it was cloudy grey and eventually rainy. We managed 2 of the 3 hours we had planned for the event before we accepted defeat in the rain. We were very lucky to be supported by The co-operative food and More drinks.
The co-operative provided us with bread rolls for our BBQ and also with a fabulous hamper of prizes for our raffle, including 2 delicious cakes (Passion fruit and coconut and Strawberry), 2 bottles of wine, fresh strawberries and a bottle of Prosecco (which I love).
The other company who kindly supported us was More Drinks – a company who make delicious flavoured waters for kids and grownups. My absolute favourite is the blackcurrant and blueberry one which also has vitamin A for healthy skin and vision. I love the idea of water that also helps get those important vitamins into my kids. The children’s bottles have sports caps to stop spillages from distracted small people, however there’s no reason kids couldn’t also try the other flavours.
In spite of the rain the event was really successful and raised lots of money which will be used to improve the grounds of the school for children to enjoy.