Backing from businesses

Jayne Wood and Wilma Clark, co-owners of The Flower Basket in Wooler are backing the Jam Jar Army.
Jayne Wood and Wilma Clark, co-owners of The Flower Basket in Wooler are backing the Jam Jar Army.

BUSINESSES in Wooler are backing the Jam Jar Army on its new march.

We need as many people as possible to support our campaign to raise £10,000 for the Playhouse Youth Theatre.

Jayne Wood, who co-owns The Flower Basket with her mother Wilma Clark, was pleased to get behind the campaign.

“Everyone knows everyone in Wooler and if it helps the ones that are interested in it (the Youth Theatre) then great,” she said.

“You are not asking people for money or donations, the jar just sits there and people tend to put in their loose change.”

A number of other businesses in the village are also getting behind the Jam Jar Army, including Glendale Garden Centre, The Market Place Cafe and The Terrace Cafe.

The Playhouse and its Youth Theatre may be based in Alnwick, but it is truly a resource for the whole of north Northumberland.

Currently it involves youngsters from Bamburgh, Seahouses, Rothbury, Eglingham, Edlingham, Morpeth, Wooler, Chathill, Embleton, Christon Bank, Longhorsley, Lesbury, Widdrington and all points in between.

We want businesses, organisations, families and individuals to all have their own collections.

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

Follow the campaign as it marches across north Northumberland in the Gazette.

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