Funds flooding in for RNLI

Peter Capps, right, and Pater Fairnington of Aggregate Industries present �1450.47 to John Sim, left, Amble RNLI station mechanic. Picture by Jane Coltman
Peter Capps, right, and Pater Fairnington of Aggregate Industries present �1450.47 to John Sim, left, Amble RNLI station mechanic. Picture by Jane Coltman

This year’s Jam Jar Army charity has received a boost thanks to the efforts of a major construction-supplies firm.

The 2015 campaign is raising funds for the RNLI Amble Shannon Appeal, which aims to raise £200,000 to bring a state-of-the-art Shannon-class lifeboat to the harbour town.

On Monday morning, Peter Capps and Pater Fairnington, of Aggregate Industries, presented £1,450.47 to John Sim, Amble RNLI station mechanic.

The business raised the money through the RNLI charity boxes and by holding a raffle.

Elsewhere, a quiz night was held for the cause at the Blink Bonny at Christon Bank and brought in £136.

There are drop-off points for full jars in Alnwick – the Gazette office on Bondgate Without and the Lions bookshop on Bondgate Within – and in Amble: Easyway, on Wellwood Street; Rook Matthews Sayer, on Queen Street; and the Fourways 2 building.

Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers and the Gazette have stickers for jam jars and posters available for collection.