Our phenomenally successful Wish campaign is back for a second year – and once again £25,000 is up for grabs.

Last year’s campaign captured the imagination of groups across Kirklees who collected tokens to share a slice of the big cash pot.

The more they collected the more they received and last year’s overall winner was the charity Ruddi’s Retreat whose supporters collected more than 27,000 tokens to win £642.

The charity provides seaside respite for families with children affected by cancer, life-limiting illnesses and bereavement and is helping dozens of families a year.

Last year 178 groups joined in but this year it’s strictly limited to 150.

Examiner editor Roy Wright said: “The response to last year’s first ever Wish campaign in the Examiner was brilliant.

“Although every group that entered received a share of the £25,000 the campaign was also about raising the profile of each organisation. We did this by publishing a special supplement profiling everyone who entered and also by featuring dozens of organisations in the Examiner’s news pages as well.

“We will be doing both again this time so please send your application in as soon as possible along with great photographs which capture what your organisation is all about.”

The registration opens today and closes on September 18 – but will shut early if we reach the 150 total before then so it’s important to act quickly.

The supplement will be published on Tuesday, October 1.

From that day until Saturday, November 30, tokens will appear in the paper.

The more tokens groups collect, the bigger their share of cash.

Groups can spend the money on whatever they want – ranging from new equipment to trips away.

To take part organisations must be not-for-profit and based within the Huddersfield Examiner circulation area. These can include charities, sports clubs, community groups and schools.

Examiner marketing executive Natasha Maskery added: “We will proportion the amount of cash each group receives by calculating the overall amount of tokens received and each group’s share of that total.”

Every token counts as was proved last year when just one token separated the seventh and eighth highest.

Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group collected 17,320 while Huddersfield Choral Junior Choirs collected 17,319.

To take part you must visit www.examiner.co.uk/wish and complete our simple online application form.

Natasha added: “It’s really important that you upload the best photo you can of your group – not just a logo.

“The better the image, the more chance of some extra publicity for your group in the Examiner and many groups featured last time found it greatly increased their profile in the town.”

Groups accepted for registration will receive an Examiner Wish Welcome Pack.

This will include a token collection box, token collection booklets, posters, leaflets and stickers to help groups promote their collection campaign.

For full information and terms and conditions please visit www.examiner.co.uk/wish