TOWN legend Andy Booth is backing the Examiner’s Schools – Collect for Cash competition.
He is throwing his weight behind a scheme which gives local schools a chance of winning a chunk of £11,000.
The former Terriers footballer called in at Holly Bank School in Mirfield to promote the scheme, in partnership with Barclays.
Holly Bank is a school for children with complex physical, medical and learning difficulties, and this year staff and pupils are hoping to benefit from the cash giveaway.
Last year schools in our area used their winnings to pay for all sorts of things including wildlife gardens, school trips and outdoor play equipment.
To be in with a chance of your school of choice receiving a share of the cash you need to collect as many tokens as you can from the Examiner and through our community website, myExaminer.
Andy said: “It’s a fantastic scheme and so I went down to Holly Bank to promote it there as they could benefit.
“I’ve done quite a lot of work at Holly Bank and any money that can be raised to help the school would go towards a great cause.
“It’s a great school – first rate – and all the children there are so happy.”
The Examiner is working with Barclays again this year to make a real and lasting difference to our local schools and communities.
Marie Morris, Community Investment Manager at Barclays, said: “By working hard to invest our skills, time, money and expertise in real community issues, we’re able to create a stronger society for us all to live and work in.
“We don’t just donate money – we get involved and see projects through using the energy, passion and commitment of our people.”
Keep a look out for the Schools – Collect for Cash tokens that will appear in the newspaper every day until Saturday, February 19.
Simply cut them out and drop them into your local school or the Examiner office – but make sure you tell us which school you are collecting for.
You can also collect virtual tokens online every day by visiting our website www.examiner.co.uk/myexaminer.
First, register on the website and activate the email we send you. You will then be able to search for your local school in our gallery and click on the school’s logo to collect a token for them.
Only schools that have registered for the promotion will appear in the gallery.
For more information about how you can collect tokens for your chosen school, please visit www.examiner.co.uk/schools.
So whether you have school-aged children, grandchildren, neighbours or friends, the Examiner’s Schools Collect for Cash promotion can really help them. This is how the cash is broken down and it means several schools will end up winners.
Schools with the highest number of tokens per pupil will win £2,000 (first), £1,000 (second) and £500 (third).
Schools that collect most tokens will win £2,000 (first), £1,000 (second) and £500 (third).
Barclays will judge schools with the best suggestions of how they can promote financial education to pupils. Again there are three prizes – £2,000 (first), £1,000 (second) and £500 (third).
All schools that have collected at least 100 tokens and have not won a main prize will be entered into a draw to win £500.
Once you have collected as many tokens as you can you will need to submit them to the school or to the Examiner office at Queen Street South, Huddersfield, HD1 3DU.
All tokens must be received by the Examiner before 5pm on Friday, March 4.