Help us raise some funny money!

IT’S time to do something funny for money, with Red Nose day just a few weeks away.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011, 11:09 am

It’s no joke that nothing raises the spirits better than a good giggle. But to produce a side-splitting edition of the Express, which will raise money for Comic Relief, we need your help.

We want your knock knocks, your chickens crossing the road and your horses walking into a bar.

We are asking you to text us a joke and we’ll print the best to share with other readers in the next week’s edition. The profits from all texts we receive will go straight to Comic Relief.

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So if you’ve got a rib-tickler to share – whether it’s an old favourite or a contemporary classic – we want you to send it in. Please keep them short and snappy. The character limit per text is 160 characters – although you can send a longer joke and pay for two texts.

Texting’s simple. You just have to text the Newspaper keyword followed by a space, your joke and your name to 64343.

Newspaper keywords

Pontefract and Castleford Express - PCJOKE

Wakefield Express - WEJOKE

Dewsbury Reporter - DRSJOKE

Spenborough Guardian - DRSJOKE

Batley News - DRSJOKE

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express - HEJOKE

Mirfield Reporter - DRSJOKE

For example: PCJOKE [space] How do you know an elephant’s been in your fridge? Footprints in the butter. Steve Taylor, Pontefract.

Terms and Conditions:

Please keep your funnies clean and suitable for reproduction in the paper. Texts to this service will be reverse billed at a £1 tariff. All profits will be donated to Comic Relief. Unsuitable or unusable jokes will not appear but will still be charged. By sending in a joke, you automatically allow us permission to publish them as editorial content. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The character limit is 160 (which includes spaces, names and the keyword); longer texts may be charged twice. For full texting terms and conditions please refer to our letters page.