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School parking space goes under hammer

Posted on February 19 2009 at 11:56:18

Bidding is expected to be brisk when a “priceless” parking bay at a village school is auctioned for charity.

Villa in Portugal

The PTA at Crown Meadow First School in Alvechurch has secured the bay for the summer term and it is sure to be popular with parents, some of whom have reported difficulties parking at school drop-off times.

The “Promises” auction on March 20 will raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice and for permanent outdoor play and learning equipment at the school.

Other lots likely to attract plenty of interest include a week’s stay in a villa in Portugal (pictured right), lunch for two with Lord Digby Jones at any Leicester Tigers home game, and the opportunity for a child to be a mascot at an Aston Villa match.

Practical ideas, such as free car parking at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, house cleaning, an evening’s babysitting and the clean of a family car by the PTA children, will also be popular.

More unusual lots include a homemade cake every week for a month and a police “dog day”, in which children can play with puppies and adults can don full body armour to wrestle a police dog. Bidders will even be able to go for a 1/6 page advert in this magazine or bid for school staff member Mrs Porter to do a basket of ironing (strictly no underwear!)

A full list of lots is available from the school for the event which starts at 7.30pm.

The evening includes nibbles, drinks, a raffle and live music courtesy of Hopwood band Junction 2.

* For tickets or further information, contact Libby Price on 0121 447 9848 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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