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Issue 28 : November 06

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 28 : November 2006

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!

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  - 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.

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.

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.

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 

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

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.

  Europe's oldest toy store is offering a chance to win 
  500 of Hanleys vouchers.

  Specialists in Ethical fashion.  Sign up for their 
  free newsletter and get 10% off your order.

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.

  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. 

  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.

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 

For more special offers see

News and Events

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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.

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.


  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.

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.

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.

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.

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