As well as putting my 11-month-old onto the waiting list, I always boosted the First Newbury group's coffers by just under a fiver after buying most of the Christmas goodies at their fundraising coffee morning today.
a little football for the boy
A packet of lovely Christmas cards
A Christmas serving plate
Some fairy lights
A board game
"Merry Christmas" bunting
and most importantly....a 10p whoopee cushion.