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October 16, 2009 09:09 ET

Calling All Pupils! Has Your Lollipop Person Got It Licked?

Search for North East's top lollipop person nears close

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2009) - Kwik Fit Insurance are calling on all schools in the North East region to remember and nominate their Lollipop person for the 2009 Lollipop Person of the Year Awards, which closes on Friday 30th October.

The North East winner from 2008 was Eric Allen from St Oswald's Primary School in Durham and time is running out for schools to get this year's entries in.

The 2009 competition is even bigger and better. Twelve regional winners from across the UK will receive £500 worth of holiday vouchers and each of the 12 schools will be awarded with £100 worth of book tokens. All winning regional entrants go forward with a chance to win the UK title, with £3,000 available to the winning school for new equipment and a holiday of a lifetime for the crossing patroller.

Brendan Devine, Group Managing Director of Kwik Fit Financial Services said: "We have had some fantastic entries already this year for the competition and time is running out for schools to get involved. There are unsung heroes all over the UK helping our children to and from school safely and I want to put out the message today that it's not too late for schools across the North East region to nominate!"

Lorraine Kelly, who has been an ambassador for the campaign for the last 2 years, said: "The Lollipop Person of the Year Awards is a real heart-warming way of recognising the wonderful job our lollipop people do every day to make Britain's roads safer for our children.

"This year the competition is bigger than ever before, with schools from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, all having the opportunity to show how their lollipop person makes a real difference to their journey to school. We want kids, teachers and parents alike to show their support for their local lollipop person and get voting!"

Pupils are encouraged to send in stories, poems, drawings and videos to the panel of judges either by post or via the competition website at

Note to Editors

Postal entries can be sent to: Lollipop Person of the Year, C/o The BIG Partnership, Box 190, 98 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6HB.

About Kwik Fit

Kwik Fit Financial Services was launched in 1995 and has grown to become one of the UK's leading motor insurance distributors, Operating as an insurance broker, our core product is car insurance, which is underwritten by a panel of leading insurance companies.

Kwik Fit have been running the Lollipop Person of the Year competition since 2003.

Since its launch in 1995, Kwik Fit Financial Services has grown and developed into one of Scotland's most dynamic contact centres specializing in general insurance, car and home insurance. For more information visit

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