We had a lot of fun for Red Nose Day, although I’m not sure we raised a lot of money. We did bring our school community together and smiling students are worth all the hard work. 

I’m thinking that I should perhaps be more creative next time and follow this boys lead:

A young lad buys a donkey for £100, but when the farmer delivers it, the donkey is dead and the farmer has spent the money. 
“I’ll take it anyway and raffle it off” says the boy. 
“You can’t raffle a dead donkey” says the farmer.
“Yes I can, I just won’t tell them it’s dead” says the boy. 
A month later the boy meets the farmer at a market and he asked what happened with the raffle. 
“I sold 500 tickets at £2 a ticket and made £900 profit!” 
“Didn’t anyone complain?” says the farmer. 
“Yes”, the kid replies 

“Just the guy who won… so I gave him his £2 back”. 
The kid is now an investment banker.


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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