SCHOOLS across Kirklees have a great chance to get their hands on some welcome cash as the Examiner’s popular Schools - Collect For Cash challenge returns.
But they need to be quick about it.
There is still time for your school to get the chance of grabbing a slice of a massive £10,000, if you register with us by 5pm on Friday, September 11.
Thirty schools have already got their name down for the popular promotion, which gives registered schools the chance to win cash to spend on whatever they want.
Last year Wellhouse Junior and Infant School in Golcar won the top prize of £3,000 thanks to a massive community effort which supported the school which has just 40 pupils.
Barclays Bank has again put up the £10,000 prize fund which will be divided five ways with £3,000 for the first prize winner, £2,500 for second, £2,000 for third, £1,500 for fourth and a bumper £1,000 for fifth prize.
All schools have to do is collect tokens in the paper from Monday, September 14, or vote online where there will be special bonus tokens.
And to make the whole process fair, the money will be given to the schools who collect the most tokens in relation to the size of their school ensuring everyone has a fair chance.
So, if you have 100 pupils at your school and you collect 2,000 tokens, your token average will be 20 tokens per pupil.
You would beat a far bigger school with 600 pupils collecting 4,000 tokens, which would have an average of 6.66.
Schools which also benefited last year were the Ethos Pupil Referral Unit at Rawthorpe, Scissett CE First School, Netherton Infant and Nursery School and Cumberworth CE First School.
Supporting the Examiner’s Schools – Collect for Cash promotion is just the latest in a long line of projects which Barclays carries out to support the local community.
Stuart Ambler, branch manager, Barclays Huddersfield said: “We’re really proud of our leading community investment programme which added up to £52.2m in 2008.
“Barclays also supported more than 57,000 colleagues in 31 countries to get involved with community activities.
“We believe that the skills and expertise of our employees, as well as our money can make a huge difference to the communities we live and work in”.
The promotion runs for the next five weeks with closing date for tokens being Saturday October 17. The winners will be announced in November.
And remember to make sure the school you are collecting for has registered for the promotion.
Last year there were 1,000 wasted tokens collected for schools who were not taking part.
Schools wanting to register should contact Natasha Maskery on 01484 437772 or email email@example.com