Deadline looms for Cash for Schools

TIME is today running out to collect as many tokens as you can in the Cash For Schools competition.

TIME is today running out to collect as many tokens as you can in the Cash For Schools competition.

The competition, run by The Evening Star in conjunction with Barclays Bank, is giving every primary school in Suffolk a chance of winning a £2,000 cash windfall.

It was launched at the beginning of last month and all you need to do to help your chosen school win is collect the tokens printed every day in the Star.

Every school who takes part will be given £50 and there are prizes of £2,000 and £500 up for grabs, which schools can spend on anything they like.

More than 50 schools have already registered to take part in Cash For Schools, and it does not matter what size they are, because the tokens will be counted on the number of tokens per pupil, to give every school an equal chance of scooping the top prize.

The final tokens will be printed on July 31, so, with under a month left to go, make sure you are collecting as many as possible.

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It does not matter if you have children at school or not, anyone can collect tokens and donate them to a school of their choice.

Sue Gipps, the Evening Star's sales and marketing manager said: “It's very important to support the local schools, most schools are strapped for cash and all schools could do a lot with £500 - that could buy a year's worth of books for some of the smaller schools.”

All the schools that have registered to take part in the competition have been given collection boxes and these will be collected at the beginning of the autumn term.

Once they have been collected, the all-important count will get underway and the winning schools will be announced.

As well as collection boxes in schools, some newsagents have backed the scheme by having collection points for tokens.

Why do you think your school deserves the £2,000 top prize? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to

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