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Martin Homer from Mocha Mondo is supporting the Jam Jar Army.
Martin Homer from Mocha Mondo is supporting the Jam Jar Army.
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THE totaliser is rising and the money is still coming in to help make this Christmas extra special for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

As the Jam Jar Army continues to march across the county, we are just £610 away from our £10,000 target.

The total now stands at £9,384.38 after monies dropped off at the Gazette and collected online by the appeal’s brainchild Judith O’Reilly were added into the mix.

And one man who serves coffee to rail users in all weathers has given the fund a boost.

Martin Homer, owner of Mocha Mondo at Alnmouth Railway Station, is now using his eighth jar to collect for the fund after the Gazette picked up his latest full one yesterday.

He says he will continue to support local causes in the same way.

“I think it is a cracking idea,” he said.

“I was approached by Judith’s husband as he and the family come through the train station regularly. He asked if I would like to put a jar out, so I did and it was an instant success.

“Judith collected three jars full from me at first and another three were taken away at the weekend.

“I think the idea is very good and I would be interested to see is it rolled out to other charities.

“It is a great way to raise money for local causes and I will always try to raise money here for local issues, but just one at a time.”

The Gazette is urging people to dig deep and donate the remaining money.

Jam jars can be dropped off at the Gazette office or the Hospice offices in Alnwick and Berwick.

We will also be collecting jars around the area this weekend, if yours need picking up contact the Gazette by tomorrow afternoon on 01665 602234.