Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Win Pounds 5,000 with Token Effort

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Win Pounds 5,000 with Token Effort

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Byline: By Sonia Sharma

Dozens of needy North East groups have signed up for our massive pounds 50,000 giveaway.

We are running our Chron'll Fix It competition for the second time, giving people a chance to win pounds 5,000.

Already schools, sports clubs and community projects have joined.

In partnership with Barclays Bank, we are giving worthy causes a chance to bag a cash prize and want more groups to enter.

Your centre may have a leaky roof, you may need new equipment or you might just want to treat your scout group to a day trip.

Whatever your dream, we can help fix it for you. Just like we did for a Newcastle boys' club when we first ran the contest in 2001.

Youngsters from Grainger Park Boys' Club, in Scotswood, are sporting new waterproof jackets thanks to the Chronicle. They won pounds 5,000 through Chron'll Fix It! after collecting the fourth highest number of tokens.

Some of their cash went on top quality boxing gloves. But kind-hearted members chose to give away a share of their prize to Hadrian Park School, a special school in Pendower.

Paul Harding, chairman of Grainger Park's football section, said: "We decided to give some money to another worthy cause as there were many that did not get a prize.

"The cash was a godsend, we were able to get all our footballers kitted out. Without the money, players would have had to raise the funds themselves and a lot couldn't have."

The Denton Road club, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, has 12 football teams and a boxing section for youngsters aged from eight to 16.

Mr Harding, also manager of the under 16s team, said they will be registering for the event again. He added: "When we were collecting tokens last time, there was a great rallying round by all the teams and parents.

"I don't know what the money will be spent on if we win but we do need new goalposts and nets."

To join, register your group by filling in the form below. Closing date for entries is August 22.

There are two categories. Barclays is providing pounds 25,000 for the Barclays category, open to projects in line with the firm's community affairs policy. The Chronicle section is for entries from any other groups. …

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