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Friday 15 December 2017

Myleene Klass shames 'bonkers' parents over request for class donations to present

Myleene Klass
Myleene Klass

Singer Myleene Klass has written a scathing retort after receiving a “bonkers” email from school mothers suggesting parents donate money to buy their children birthday gifts, including a Kindle.

The Classic FM presenter posted two emails received “from some school mums” on her Instagram account, shortly before displaying her own tongue-in-cheek reply.

The 36-year-old mother-of-two described as “madness” the messages detailing the parents’ preferences for “a class gift for their daughters this year” – namely a desk and a Kindle.

The group mail suggests a donation of £10 (€13.40) each.

fun

The former Hear’Say singer, who lives in London, entitled her reply “Let’s put the fun back into Bdays!” and suggested her daughter Ava might like a unicorn as her birthday gift.

She added that money could be donated at fictitious site ‘getwhatyoure

givenandendthismadness.com’.

Klass was roundly praised for her reply, with many followers saying the email demands were “crazy” and hitting out at so-called pushy parents.

Last month the father of a five-year-old boy was issued with an invoice for failing to give notice that his son wouldn’t be attending a party.

Derek Nash said his son Alex was invited to a party at a dry ski slope, but when he did not go to the event, the birthday boy’s mother sent him an invoice for £15.95.

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