Grand total for Easter

Jam Jar Army beneficiaries Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers held a fund-raising coffee morning on the day in the lifeboat station.
Jam Jar Army beneficiaries Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers held a fund-raising coffee morning on the day in the lifeboat station.

A sunny Easter Sunday by the sea saw almost £1,000 raised for the Amble Shannon Appeal, the subject of this year’s Jam Jar Army campaign.

At their latest coffee morning, Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers brought in £946 with the help of some donations, a tombola and domino cards. The total was described as ‘absolutely fantastic’ by committee vice-chairman Eleanor Cassidy.

It followed £571 raised the week before at a coffee morning held to coincide with the launch of the seaside town’s Harbour Village.

Typically, the fund-raising events take place on the third Sunday of the month at the lifeboat station with the next on Sunday, April 19.

A month or so into the campaign, it is hoped that people are busy collecting their loose change in jam jars for the 2015 campaign.

As well as the usual drop-off points for full jars in Alnwick – the Gazette office on Bondgate Without and the Lions bookshop on Bondgate Within – there are now three collections in Amble.

These are Easyway, on Wellwood Street, Rook Matthews Sayer, on Queen Street, and the Fourways 2 building.