06/02/2015 12:23 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Myleene Klass Shames 'Bonkers' Mother Who Asked Parents To Buy A Kindle For Girl's Birthday


Myleene Klass has called a mum 'bonkers' after she sent out an email suggesting parents should donate £10 each to buy a Kindle and a desk for two girls' birthdays.

The radio presenter was so outraged by the request that she highlighted the email – and her own sarcastic reply - on her Instagram account, calling for an 'end to this madness' and to be grateful for 'what you're given'.

Mum-of-two Myleene shared a group email she received from a mother of a girl who goes to private school with her seven-year-old daughter Ava.

Sent by one parent on behalf of two other mothers, it requests £10 donations from each classmate to go towards buying a Kindle e-reader for one pupil and a desk for another.

Myleene, who is also mum to three-year-old Hero, posted a picture of the message (after changing all names), which stated: "Jane and Hannah would prefer a class birthday gift for their daughters this year.

"Sarah would like a Kindle and Lola a desk (very studious choices!!) so if you would like to join in, please can I collect a suggested £10 from you before the party on Feb 9th."

The request suggests donations can be put in envelopes in the children's schoolbags, before adding: "Thanx and no obligation of course."

2/2 My reply. #sent

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Myleene's rebuff comes weeks after a family from Cornwall received an invoice from a parent when their child failed to attend a birthday party of his classmate.

Tanya Walsh and her partner Derek Nash were appalled when their son Alex, five, arrived home from school with a £15.95 bill for missing his classmate Charlie Lawrence's big day at a local ski centre.

After refusing to pay, Alex's parents were told they could be taken to court.