Christmas sales can help Hartlepool schools

Suzanne Chaney, retail executive of Middleton Grange shopping centre.

Suzanne Chaney, retail executive of Middleton Grange shopping centre.

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A centre hopes shoppers will take advantage of the Christmas sales to help Hartlepool schools taking part in a competition for new equipment.

Middleton Grange shopping centre is offering triple points in its Shop for Schools campaign, which is about to enter its final month for another year.

The scheme, backed by the Mail, sees customers convert money spent in any store into points for any of the 25 Hartlepool primary schools and nurseries taking part.

Shoppers get one point, in the form of a points voucher, for every one pound they have spent.

However, this Boxing Day, and on December 28, Bank Holiday Monday, every pound is worth three times as many points.

Just take your receipts to the customer service desk in the shopping centre and staff will give you a voucher, which you then put in the box for the school of your choice.

The Mail is giving readers another chance to give their favourite school a boost, by cutting out our 100 point bonus token printed here.

So far, 12,600 points have been earned through the Mail’s bonus point tokens.

This year’s Shop for Schools campaign, launched on September 14, will run until Sunday, January 31.

The more points schools collect, the bigger the prizes they can claim, ranging from digital cameras and televisions to telescopes and sports kits.

Each school’s collection is calculated up at the end of each week and a league table produced.

West View Primary is leading the table at the moment.