STAFF are urged to sign up for the Examiner’s popular Schools – Collect For Cash challenge before they go on their summer holidays.
The cash-spinning scheme returns in the autumn, but schools need to act quickly and sign up now before the end of this week.
Last year the scheme gave away £10,000 to local schools to spend on whatever they needed. The same amount is on offer this year.
The main winners included six-year-old visually-impaired Lindley C of E Infant School pupil Freya Shaw.
She had to use binoculars before the school bought the Magnalink CCTV from money won through Collect For Cash.
The state-of-the art kit now helps her see friends and the school environment more clearly.
Children at Slaithwaite Junior and Infant School won £2,000 to develop their allotments and learn about healthy lifestyles.
Kirkburton Middle school spent its £2,000 on improving its outdoor games, including a giant chess set, and Holmfirth High won £2,000 to improve its resource centre with new CD-ROMs and reference books.
There were four runners-up and each won £500.
This year the Examiner has teamed up with Barclays Bank to offer schools the chance to win a share of another £10,000.
Schools in the Examiner’s circulation area who want to be in with a chance of winning some of the cash should take the following steps.
All will receive a large envelope with a rainbow on the front and entry forms inside. Simply fill in the form and send it back to us or register online.
You can also go online to the website www.examiner.co.uk and click on the Schools – Collect for Cash logo on our home page. Complete the registration form online.
Alternatively, print the form off and fax or post it to the Examiner.
Then, from mid-September, get parents, students and supporters to collect ‘cash’ tokens printed in the Examiner.
Readers will be encouraged to collect as many tokens as possible for their chosen school over five weeks.
For more information contact senior marketing executive Natasha Maskery at the Examiner on 01484 437772.