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Eager hands succeed for schools

PUBLISHED: 03:05 25 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:46 03 March 2010

EAGER little hands have been reaching for these tokens in The Evening Star, to turn them into computers, books, and more.

Schools and nurseries across the county are taking part in the Cash for Schools scheme in the Star in association with Britannia Building Society.

EAGER little hands have been reaching for these tokens in The Evening Star, to turn them into computers, books, and more.

Schools and nurseries across the county are taking part in the Cash for Schools scheme in the Star in association with Britannia Building Society.

The initiative aims to provide local schools with the funds to provide local schools with the funds to pay for new books and computer equipment, or put the money towards bigger projects.

Parents, grandparents and friends are collecting the tokens each day and handing them in to their favoured school or nursery.

The chase is on for the tokens, worth up to an astonishing £25,000 if they are all collected.

Linda Nixon, southern area manager for Suffolk education business partnership, said: "I think it's a fantastic idea and which is popular with schools. It is another brilliant example of companies like the Evening Star getting involved with educational initiatives and companies' commitment to raising educational standards. The power of the world of work will benefit learning and teaching across the area".

Austen Dack Evening Star Brand Manager said: "Thousands of tokens have already been collected by local schools eager to get hold of some extra money"

Any school or nursery who would like to be featured and is collecting tokens please call Austen on 01473 324843 to arrange a photograph.

N If you would like a print of any photograph that appears in the paper telephone the Evening Star reprints department on 01473 324877.


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