County Times does its bit to help schools with exciting cash offer

Isla Martin 11 and County Times masthead.
Isla Martin 11 and County Times masthead.
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THE COUNTY Times knows that school budgets have never been tighter – that it’s more and more difficult to buy that extra little something that will make such a difference to children.

Now the newspaper is doing its bit to help!

For all of June, it will be running an exciting Cash for Schools offer – which will mean EVERY school in the area can be quids in.

And collecting the cash couldn’t be easier.

Simply cut out the masthead on the front of the paper – the masthead is the blue West Sussex County Times strip and shield on the top of the front page – making sure you keep the dateline intact, to show it came from a June edition.

Arrange with other parents at your child’s school to do the same, and keep them somewhere safe.

Towards the end of the month, we will print a form in the County Times for you to complete.

Then it’s simply a case of sending to us the form and all the mastheads your school has collected – and we’ll pay you for every single one.

For infant, junior and primary schools catering for the younger pupils up to Year 7, we shall give your school 2p for every masthead you collect.

For the senior schools, up to Year 11, we shall pay 1p for every masthead.

So start collecting. If, for example, during the month, you organise the collection for your primary school, and collect 5,000 mastheads, that £100 – enough for a little treat for pupils.

And the offer is open to EVERY school, however many mastheads you collect.

In addition, the school which collects the most mastheads will win £250 in cash - PLUS we will be giving spot awards to a random selection of schools that take part, no matter how few or how many mastheads you collect.

County Times editor in chief Gary Shipton said: “We are very proud of the excellent schools we have in our circulation area.

“Every week, you will find stories in the County Times celebrating their successes.

“Now, in this tough financial climate we wanted to do something even more practical to show our support.”

Infant, junior and primary schools catering for the younger pupils up to Year 7 will receive 2p for every masthead collected.

Senior schools and sixth form colleges will receive 1p for every masthead that is collected.

Every masthead needs to be cut from a copy of the paper in June – please keep the dateline intact.

Each masthead must be original – no photocopies are allowed.

We will print an entry form in June, which will need to be completed and returned with your collection of mastheads at the end of the month.

In addition, the school which collects the most mastheads will receive a cash bonus of £250.

Special prizes will also be awarded to a random selection of schools that take part - irrespective of the number of mastheads they collect.