Cracking way to collect cash for our Jam Jar Army appeal

Archie Cook and Martha Sharp with a basketful of eggs filled with coins for the Jam Jar Army.
Archie Cook and Martha Sharp with a basketful of eggs filled with coins for the Jam Jar Army.

THE Jam Jar Army received an egg-cellent boost recently after the efforts of a north Northumberland school.

The pupils at Rock Hall School collected eggs full of coins over Easter, raising £53.07.

The total for the campaign now stands at £4,082.05, thanks to more than £250 coming in this week, including £125 raised from the raffle and programme donations at the Saturday matinee of The Sound of Music.

We are aiming to raise £10,000 for the Playhouse Youth Theatre.

The Youth Theatre involves children from all over north Northumberland.

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

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

We also have stickers to decorate jam jars available to collect from the Gazette office, as well as some jars.

Follow the appeal in the Gazette, follow @jamjararmy on Twitter, visit The Jam Jar Army Facebook page and the website at www.jamjararmy.co.uk