Examiner Schools - Collect for cash launch
Sep 14 2009 By Hazel Ettienne
SCISSORS at the ready!
Today (Monday) sees the launch of the popular Schools – Collect For Cash challenge with the first eye-catching token printed on this page.
DOZENS of schools from across Kirklees have registered with The Examiner to be in with the chance of winning a share of £10,000.
And they are starting today with youngsters, school staff and parents cutting out the first token which appears on this page today. Bonus tokens are available on the Examiner’s website.
Tokens will be printed in the Examiner every day between now and Saturday, October 17. Simply cut out the token, write the name of the school you are collecting for on it and make sure it gets to us by the deadline which is Saturday, October 24.
The online voting is restricted to one day per week during the five-week challenge – and people are only allowed to collect one bonus token per computer.
Dates of online bonus token days will be revealed in the Examiner.
To access online voting go to www.examiner.co.uk, click on the Schools – Collect For Cash icon and follow the simple instructions.
At the end of the challenge we will count your votes online and add them to your paper token tally.
The £10,000 has been provided by Barclays Bank who sponsored the popular challenge last year.
The bank supported community projects last year totalling more than £50m, supporting more than 7,000 charities around the world and this year its Money Skills project is high up its community agenda..
Stuart Ambler, branch manager for the Huddersfield area, said: "Barclays Community Programme aims to make a real and lasting difference to the local communities where we live and work.
"Barclays Money Skills is a community investment programme in the UK aiming to improve people’s financial capability. Barclays Money Skills helps people develop their confidence and ability to manage money which includes budgeting, making informed financial choices and knowing where to get help. To find out more visit Barclays.com/community, or register for delivery with West Yorkshire Trading Standards at firstname.lastname@example.org"