A back massage and backing for Army

Steve Veitch and Henrietta Bolton-Carter are backing the Jam Jar Army from their sports injury clinic at Willowburn Sports Centre.
Steve Veitch and Henrietta Bolton-Carter are backing the Jam Jar Army from their sports injury clinic at Willowburn Sports Centre.
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North Northumberland residents looking to ease their aches and pains will now be able to support the region’s budding performers.

Alnwick Physiotherapy Clinic, based in Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre, is the latest business to back our Jam Jar Army campaign.

Supporting the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre, we recently hit the halfway mark as the Army marches towards its £10,000 goal.

The Youth Theatre provides opportunities for more than 130 youngsters from across north Northumberland to dance, sing and act, putting on six performances a year.

And the physiotherapy clinic is keen to get involved and support them.

The business has been established at the leisure centre for more than eight years and has developed a reputation for providing first-class treatment.

Senior physiotherapist Steve Veitch has treated many of the local community for all kinds of injuries relating to both sports and general musculoskeletal problems.

Henrietta Bolton-Carter, the clinic’s massage therapist, also offers sports and remedial massage, which is beneficial for anyone suffering from specific injuries and general aches and pains.

Steve said that having read about the Jam Jar Army in the Gazette, he and Henrietta thought it was an ideal opportunity to help support a local cause.

Steve is running the annual Coastal Run on Sunday, July 22, and will be putting all sponsorship donations into their jam jar, and they are hoping patients will dig deep for spare change when they visit the clinic.

Anyone wishing to book a physiotherapy or massage treatment can contact 0191 233 0500.

We still want other businesses, organisations, families and individuals to hold collections. We have jam jars and stickers for decorating jars to collect at the Northumberland Gazette office, and full jars can be dropped off at the Playhouse or the Gazette office on Bondgate Without.

In the last week, more jars, containing a total of £143.01, plus £216.28 from Sainsbury’s in Alnwick, have boosted our total to £5,613.00.

For a preview of the Youth Theatre’s senior group performance of Rent, see P43.