A handy new recruit to the Army

Alnwick Playhouse youth theatre member Cody Harrison, age 10, is a fan of the Jam Jar Army wristbands.
Alnwick Playhouse youth theatre member Cody Harrison, age 10, is a fan of the Jam Jar Army wristbands.

JAM Jar Army members now have a uniform of sorts as they urge people to ‘Spread the Jam’.

The Playhouse is now selling wristbands with the ‘Spread the Jam’ motto to raise funds and awareness as the Army aims to raise £10,000 for the Playhouse Youth Theatre.

The aim is to get more youngsters involved as they wear their support for the Jam Jar Army on their sleeves.

In the last week, another £108 has come in from jars and a donation, while Sainsbury’s in Alnwick, who are backing the Army, has collected £139.84 in jars on its tills.

The total now stands at £2,923.19.

And there should be another boost after this weekend when the Jammy Cream Tea takes place at the Tankerville Hotel in Wooler between 2pm and 4.30pm on Saturday.

Full jars can be dropped off at the Alnwick Playhouse, the Northumberland Gazette office in Bondgate Without or the Lions bookshop in Bondgate Within, Alnwick.

We also have new stickers with the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre logo to decorate jam jars available to collect from the Gazette office.

Anyone with a novel idea for raising funds should get in touch with Ben O’Connell on 01665 602234 or ben.oconnell@northeast-press.co.uk

For more information follow @jamjararmy on Twitter, visit The Jam Jar Army Facebook page and the website at www.jamjararmy.co.uk