Issue 28 : November 06
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 28 : November 2006 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to November's newsletter: thanks for subscribing. This month I've a short article I hope will be useful to many of you - how to raise money for your playgroup, school, club, church or charity with an on-line shop. You need neither technical knowledge nor a web site to set this up. Your supporters just shop from retailers like Marks and Spencers or Amazon as they usually would: it costs them the same but your good cause earns a commission! To read previous issues of this newsletter, subscribe or cancel your subscription see http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Raise Money for Your Playgroup, School, Club, Charity or Community with an On-Line Shop - Special Offers: Shopping on the Internet - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Freddys Play Kingdom "Really nice soft play area. Staff very welcoming. Parties are very good" too. one of our reader's recommends Freddys Play Kingdom in Derby. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html Foxfield Railway Steam train on a 5 mile round journey through the Staffordshire countryside between Caverwall Road Station and Dilhorne Park. Baby changing facilities at the station. Santa specials in December. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html Churnet Valley Railway The railway runs along the valley of the river Churnet, a return journey of 10.5 miles. Special events and trains at Christmas. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html __________________________________________________________ Raise Money for Your Playgroup, School, Club, Charity or Community with an On-Line Shop ---------------------------------------------------------- Here is a fantastic way to raise funds which costs you, and your supporters, nothing. You need no technical know-how, and it is very quick to set up. The only effort involved is telling lots of people about it. Many people use the Internet to shop. In a small survey of mother's in the Ashbourne area, 100% had an internet connection and 88% shopped on-line. I recently set up a web shop to raise funds for my daughter's school. Every time someone goes to the web shopping page, clicks through to a retailer's web site and buys something, the school makes a small commission (typically about 5%). It costs exactly the same as going directly to the retailer's web site, and is sometimes even cheaper. If you wish to see the The school's shopping page it is at http://www.henryprince.staffs.sch.uk/shop.htm Whilst researching the school web page I came across a company who will automatically set up a store for you. You don't even need to have a web site. They have over 100 retailers, including HMV, Adams Kids and the Early Learning Centre. To see an example of the store go to http://www.buy.at/henryprince/ or http://www.buy.at/PerinatalIllnessUK/ You can easily set up a store up for your own good cause. Just go to http://fund-raising.at/henryprince?CTY=13 and click Charities, Schools, Clubs or Communities. Go on - do it now. Setting up the web store - is easy to do - is free - keeps earning you money for years - doesn't cost your supporters any extra __________________________________________________________ Special Offers for Internet Shopping ------------------------------------- Planning to do your Christmas shopping over the internet this year? If you don't want to set up your own web shop then try these special offers that stores think will tempt you. Hanleys Europe's oldest toy store is offering a chance to win £500 of Hanleys vouchers. http://tinyurl.com/tb2nf Adili Specialists in Ethical fashion. Sign up for their free newsletter and get 10% off your order. http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p=50684&a=1129516 Adams Kids Three for the price of two on baby essentials. Also a chance to win a trip for three families to Disneyland Resort Paris. http://kidsclothing.at/jill?CTY=2&CID=2877 Boden The new Boden Winter range has arrived and we love it! They are offering 10 percent off, with free delivery and free returns. New customers get 11 percent off. http://tinyurl.com/tzce7 Amazon You can get 55% off their deals of the week and three paperbacks for £12. Plus free deliver on orders over just £15. Try Amazon for books, CDs, DVDs and toys. http://tinyurl.com/yc2rx6 The White Company To welcome the arrival of the White Company's Christmas collection, they are providing an exclusive offer of 10 percent off between the 26th October and the 20th December. For gifts, towels, bedding, children's clothes... http://tinyurl.com/ydq422 For more special offers see http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- To announce your event, or children related news here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html It's free and reaches our 490 subscribers. Plus the newsletters are archived on the web site for our monthly 3000 visitors to read. Christmas Fair at Henry Prince First School Events for children, Santa's grotto, tombola, lucky dip, face painting, prizes, toys and books. Saturday 2 December, 2-4 pm, at the Henry Prince First School, Ashbourne Road, Mayfield, Staffs. http://www.henryprince.staffs.sch.uk/ Arts and Crafts at Bumpi's Derby Every Tuesday and Thursday between 10.30 and 11.30 and again between 2.30 and 3.30, Bumpi's are running arts and crafts or storytime sessions. http://www.bumpi.co.uk/ :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Think you may have a postnatal illness or birth trauma? The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/ PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767. __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Nurseries 'pose risk to children' Sending very young children to inadequate day nurseries could lead them to develop behavioural problems, a group of childcare experts has warned. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6073192.stm Mercury may contribute to premature birth Eating fish has long been tough choice for expectant mothers. On the one hand, it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost birth weight and cognitive abilities. On the other, fish can also contain mercury, which causes severe neurological damage to the foetus. Now it seems that mercury poses yet another risk: premature birth. http://www.newscientist.com/ Cot Death Babies may have Brain Abnormalities Structural abnormalities in a baby's brain may lie behind about half the cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to new research. Other factors are also in play, such as if the baby is exposed to infection, a lack of oxygen or overheating. http://www.newscientist.com/ If you would like to read this news as it happens, without waiting for this newsletter, then grab our newsfeed from http://www.under-fives.org/newsfeed.html It's free and instantly updates you with the latest news and events via e-mail, your web site or any news feed reader. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright jillstudholme.com , 2005 You are welcome to copy or forward any part of this newsletter, but please include this copyright notice and web address - http://www.under-fives.org/ Previous editions of this newsletter are archived at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html
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