Mission to raise funds for schools

CHARLEY MANN
Last updated 08:19 08/12/2012

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A Christchurch man is trying to raise money for more than 120 primary schools in the city.

Robert McClintock launched Our School Project in October, after the idea to raise money for schools struck him while sitting at home 13 months ago.

His programme sits separate from any Education Ministry or charitable scheme and is purely designed to raise money for schools.

Three schools, South New Brighton, Sumner and Paparoa Street, have been included in the pilot programme, which has raised more than $2000 this month.

A quiz on the Our School Project website donates money from Christchurch businesses to a user-selected school each time a question is answered correctly.

McClintock will invite principals of the more than 120 primary schools in Christchurch to be part of the 2013 programme.

He is also expanding the fundraising nationwide, and is in talks with retail chains about donating a certain amount to a buyer-selected school each time they sell a product.

Check out www.ourschoolproject.org

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