TWO dedicated fund-raisers are spreading the word about the Jam Jar Army on their tour of the county.
Angela Matthewson and Angela Judith Carr met at HospiceCare North Northumberland’s day care sessions in Alnwick after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
They are currently in the middle of a 12-day walk to 12 places to highlight 12 ways to support the charity, including our current campaign.
When the Gazette spoke to Angela Matthewson, the duo were on the third day of the trek, having walked 21 miles on their way to Glendale Show on Monday, August 29.
She said that so far they had “really, really enjoyed it.”
While the ambling Angelas are raising money and awareness the hard way, everybody can get involved with the Jam jar Army.
“Anyone of whatever age can be involved,” Angela said.
“Anybody can do their little bit.”
A month ago, the Gazette reported how we had hit our first £1,000 in our quest to raise £10,000 and there are plenty of jars out and about across north Northumberland filling up with coins.
And we still have plenty of good-sized glass jars, kindly donated by Lincolnshire-based Patteson’s Glass, for people to take away and use so there is no excuse not to get involved.
Stickers for jars and posters for shop windows are also available at the Gazette office in Alnwick.
Get in touch with the Gazette if your business or organisation wants to get involved or let us know what you have been doing.
Full jars can be dropped off at our office as well as the Lions bookshop on Bondgate Within and the HospiceCare North Northumberland centres in Alnwick and Berwick.
For more information about the campaign, see www.jamjararmy.com or contact Ben O’Connell at the Gazette on 01665 602234.