A village primary school in the UK has come under the scorn of parents who were outraged to hear a “ladies’ night” fundraiser had two male strippers booked as entertainment.
A spokeswoman for the Friends of Clavering said that the school and pupils had nothing to do with the event, which saw more than a 100 women turned out to see dancers “All the Way Jay” and “Tommy Love”, writes Donna Bowater at the Telegraph.
The event at a village hall raised £1,560 in aid of Clavering Primary School and nearby Arkesden preschool in Essex.
But the event organizers have been criticized by some members of the community, who said that they were considering withdrawing their children from the school.
A mother of five thought the night was “disgusting”.
“I could not believe they used a male stripper night to raise money for a primary school,” she said.
“I am not a prude – I have worked in bars all my life – but you can’t have these events associated without children’s education. I have told the school and the head teacher my feelings but they have not responded so I am taking my children out.”
Eggie Abrahams, chairman of the village hall where the event took place said he knew nothing about what was being organized.
“Clavering is quite a good village and I think we’re going down a bit if that’s the way we have got to raise money,” he said.
A spokeswoman for the Friends of Clavering defended the event, saying:
“The event was not held on school grounds, no publicity was aimed at pupils and no minors were allowed to the event.
“The friends of Clavering’s only aim is to raise much needed funds for the school and is saddened to hear this event may have caused offence.”
An official from Clavering Primary School said:
“We trust that both associations raise money for the schools using reputable and appropriate means.
“We are sorry to learn that some parents were upset to learn of the recent event and assure them future events will be considered more carefully and the schools made fully aware of them.”