Christmas is coming and the scammers are out in force.
Thankfully Polly Toynbee in the Guardian is on the case.
There are lots of alternative shoe box schemes out there - that operate with no ulterior motive.
Last year, I supported one run be a church in Enfield and I am sure there are more local churches and organisations too that run them.
The article links to those alternatives and also to a template letter you can send to your children's school if they get involved in this scheme.
Ha, what a joke!
I'd just like to request anyone interested in this topic to read up about Franklin Graham and Billy Graham if you haven't already, before making up your mind.
Personally I have no objection to bible stories being told to children. But I can't figure out why people start getting upset when I tell their children about Lot being inebriated and seduced by his daughters, or Judah mistaking his veiled daughter in law for a...
Thats because you have to tell the fluffy bunny stories!
Have you ever heard the Monty Python version of All Things Bright and Beautiful?