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 email@example.com"
Examiner senior marketing executive Natasha Maskery said: "We’ve had a great response again this year and with so much money available there is every incentive for schools to urge all their pupils to get involved along with mums, dads, grandparents, teachers and friends – in fact whole communities can take part to help their school win their share."
The £10,000 will be split into five prizes: 1st = £3,000; 2nd = £2,500; 3rd = £2,000; 4th = £1,500; 5th = £1,000.
The winners are the schools which collect most tokens per pupil so small schools have just as much chance of winning as the big ones.
One of the main winners last year was Wellhouse Junior and Infant School which is spending its £3,000 first prize on transforming an overgrown area next to the school into a garden and haven for wildlife.
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.
Once you have collected as many tokens as you can for your chosen school you will need to submit them to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner office, Queen Street South, Huddersfield, HD1 3DU.
You will need to make sure every token has the name of the school that you are collecting for and make sure you are collecting for a registered school. Last year 1,000 tokens were wasted when people collected them for schools which had not registered with the challenge.They must be with us by 5pm on Monday October 26.
Tokens can be sent to us at any time over the next few weeks.
Terms and conditions: Normal Trinity Mirror NW2 conditions apply. A full list of terms and conditions can be found at www.examiner.co.uk/rules. Tokens will appear in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner from 14th September until Saturday 17th October 2009. Online bonus tokens will be available on our website www.examiner.co.uk one day per week during the five week promotion; schools and readers will be notified in advance of which date these tokens will appear. You can submit any number of newspaper tokens at the same time. Photocopies or duplicated copies of tokens will not be accepted. If anyone is found to have tampered with the online token collection mechanic, we reserve the right not to accept these tokens. The competition is open to all schools registered to participate in the promotion. Any tokens submitted for an unregistered school will not be accepted. The Huddersfield Daily Examiner must receive all tokens by Monday October 26th, 5pm. No responsibility will be accepted for any tokens that are lost, damaged or delayed in the post. Proof of posting is not proof of delivery. Any tokens that are incomplete, torn, mutilated, illegible or damaged in any way, will be declared void. The promoter is Trinity Mirror Huddersfield and Barclays donate the prizes. 1st prize is £3,000, 2nd prize £2,500, 3rd prize £2,000, 4th prize £1,500 and 5th prize is £1000. All cash prizes will be paid to the respective winners as cheques. Winners will be those schools that collect the most in paper and online tokens as an average token per pupil. It is the participating school’s responsibility to verify the number of pupils in the school on 14th September 2009. Prizes are non transferable and non-refundable. Winners must agree to publicity reasonable requested by Trinity Mirror Huddersfield. No purchase necessary. The Editor’s decision is final in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into. Acceptance of rules is a condition of entry. All instructions form part of the rules. In any instance where additional rules and regulations are applicable these will be notified in full in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Trinity Mirror Huddersfield reserves the right to stop any promotion at any time and change the conditions.