Tuesday, 20 January 2015

5-Year-Old Boy Charged £16 For Failing To Turn Up For A Friend's Birthday Party (PICTURED)

A 5-year-old boy who was supposed to attend the birthday party of his classmate but failed to  turn up because he had to go and visit his grandparents has been sent a  "No Show" bill.

Alex Nash found the note in his school bag a few days after pulling out of a trip to a local ski and snowboarding centre so he could go and visit his grandparents.

Alex’s father Derek said he initially thought the £15.95 invoice was a joke – until the other boy’s mother later threatened to take the family to the small claims court.

The confusion arose after the Nash family confirmed Alex would be attending, before later realising they had also arranged to go on a day trip with Alex’s grandparents.

‘We did not have a contact number, email or an address to let [the boy’s mother] know,’ Mr Nash explained.

‘So on the day of the party we asked Alex what he wanted to do – he chose to be with his grandparents.’
A week later, Alex received the invoice after one of the teachers at Torpoint Nursery and Infant School in Cornwall put it into his bag at his friend’s mother’s request.

The school has since apologised for its involvement.

‘[My partner] looked in Alex’s school bag and found a brown envelope. It was an invoice for £15.95 for a child’s party no show fee,’ Mr Nash continued.

‘I would have sympathised with her about the cost of Alex not showing up, but I just can’t believe the way she has gone about it.’

Derek’s partner, who doesn’t want to be named, has been in contact with the mum via Facebook hoping to resolve the situation.

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